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The 'Space Jam' sequel starring LeBron James is now streaming—here's how to watch it

The 'Space Jam' sequel is now streaming on HBO Max. Watch LeBron James take the mantel from Michael Jordan in the animated classic.
LeBron James stars in the new Space Jam film on HBO Max.

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The original 1996 Space Jam (streaming on HBO Max), starring Michael Jordan in a whimsical, Looney Tunes-filled space adventure, is a cult classic. The film follows Jordan in a fictionalized version of his time away from the NBA as he is kidnapped by Bugs Bunny and other members of the Looney Tunes to help them win a basketball game against their rivals, the Monsters. The film blended animation and reality and was one of the top-grossing films of 1996 when it debuted. 

Now, you can catch LeBron James as himself in a brand new Space Jam film, Space Jam: A New Legacy, which follows up on the events of Space Jam and enlists James as well as several other famous athletes to help the Looney Tunes win yet another virtual reality basketball match. 

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The film is already making waves, having released on Friday, July 16th, to deeply mixed reviews. You can watch the film in theaters, or you can catch it on HBO Max with an ad-free subscription.

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How can you stream Space Jam: A New Legacy?

You can stream Space Jam: A New Legacy from now until August 15, 2021, with an add-free HBO Max subscription. HBO Max is currently only available in the United States and certain U.S. territories, and can be accessed with internet connection through Android products, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, some gaming consoles, and certain smart TV platforms.

Sign up for an ad-free HBO Max subscription for $14.99 a month

What is Space Jam: A New Legacy about? 

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Space Jam: A New Legacy functions as a sequel to the original Space Jam and follows a fictionalized version of LeBron James as he and his son (played by Cedric Joe) are taken captive by a sentient Warner Brothers AI called AI-G Rhythm (played by Don Cheadle) and trapped in a virtual reality. AI-G Rhythm forces James to form a basketball team of characters he meets in Tune World, which leads James to meet Bugs Bunny and the other Looney Tunes characters. James and the rest of the Looney Tunes face off against the Goon Squad, AI-G’s team, for a basketball game to win their freedom. 

The film stars LeBron James as himself, as well as Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green; actors Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, Zendaya, and more act as the Looney Toons cartoon characters. Similarly to the first Space Jam film, many different athletes also star as animated versions of themselves, including Sue Bird, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Nneka Ogwumike, and more. 

You can catch other Looney Tunes content, the original Space Jam film, and Space Jam: A New Legacy on HBO Max. Space Jam: A New Legacy will be available on the platform for ad-free subscribers until August 15, 2021. 

How can you sign up for HBO Max?

HBO Max is home to all HBO original movies and series, as well as a library of popular films and shows, including Wonder Woman 1984 and the upcoming Matrix 4. You can sign up for HBO Max on its own and access it through HBO’s website, or download the app to supported devices through your TV, digital, or mobile provider. A standalone HBO Max subscription starts at $14.99/month. 

HBO Max is home to HBO content and series such as Insecure, Watchmen, Succession, and Euphoria. The platform hosts movies, series, and documentaries from many other sources, from films like Howl’s Moving Castle, The Matrix, Ocean’s 8, Wonder Woman, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to series like Doctor Who, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Steven Universe, and many more.

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