Space Jam sequel and LeBron James’ performance slammed by original director

LeBron is the lead character in the film
(Image: Getty Images)

Pytka was also not impressed with the new animation of Bugs Bunny.

He described him as "looking like one of those fluffy dolls you buy at an airport gift shop to bring your kid when your business trip has taken too long".

James, 36, shared a news report about the film on Twitter on Saturday, and wrote: "Hi Haters!" with a smiling face emoji.

Joe said LeBron James 'ain't Michael Jordan'

Director Malcolm D. Lee also tweeted: "Many thanks to the fans!!! We made this for you and reward us with your presence. Thanks for coming back to the movies!"

James previously revealed he had been approached to do a Space Jam movie 15 years ago, adding he now felt ready to do the movie.

He said: "I didn't think I was ready to do anything of that magnitude. I wanted to continue to focus on my game and give it as much as I could.

James previously revealed he had been approached to do a Space Jam movie 15 years ago
(Image: Getty Images)

"In my younger days, part of my thinking was ' Space Jam was so good, how can I top this?' There's always going to be conversations about LeBron trying to do everything Michael [did]. But I've gotten older, and you know who you are. You know what you stand for."

Space Jam: A New Legacy has so far gone down well with film fans since its July 16th release and has reached number 1 in the US Box Office.

In its opening three days it has raked in an estimated $31.7 million [£22 million] in the US Box Office, according to the Associated Press and Variety.

Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at or call us direct 0207 29 33033.

Posted on Categories Showbiz