So Kobe Bryant is done with basketball. What's next?
My favorite basketball player of all time, Kobe Bryant aka The Black Mamba, is now officially retired from the game of basketball. *Cue the sad violin music. He capped his beyond impressive 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 13, 2016 with 60 points and a win. Just let that sink in for a moment. The man is 37 years old playing with dudes nearly half his age after two decades of relentless gameplay, injuries, etc. and still managed to produce an unforgettable last performance that will inevitably go down in history. I’m sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house that night..or in any house where the game was being shown, for that matter. It was truly an iconic moment for Lakers fans and basketball fans around the world.
Now that Kobe has hung up his jersey, many people are wondering what his next move will be. Will there be a third little Mamba baby on the way for him and his wife, Vanessa? Will he write a tell-all book about his career? Will he work on another outstanding documentary? How about another stab at a rap career? The answer remains to be seen, and while all of those possibilities sound wonderful, there is just one thing that should top Kobe’s post-NBA priority list: SPACE JAM 2!
The original Space Jam movie starring NBA legend, Michael Jordan, was released on November 15, 1996 and is still, to this day, the highest grossing basketball film ever made. If Warner Bros. and Kobe Bryant decided to listen to the cries of fans everywhere (or just me), come to some sort of agreement, get production rolling and release Space Jam 2 before the end of 2016, that would mark 20 years since the original film’s release. How perfect would a 20-year anniversary celebration be with the release of a sequel starring another basketball legend?! I mean, come on. It’s a story written in the stars.
Over the last few years, there have been rumors swirling around that LeBron James could be a prospect for any potential Space Jam 2 flick. Luckily, those rumors have remained just that thus far; rumors. Don’t get me wrong. There is no denying LeBron’s unbelievable talent on the court and worldwide superstardom. BUT, when it comes to Kobe Bean Bryant, I personally think it’s a no-brainer.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Comment below the video and let me know if in regards to a potential Space Jam 2 movie, are you team Kobe or team LeBron?
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