KEY POINTS

  • LeBron James wants ESPN to release Michael Jordan's documentary
  • James said Space Jam 2 will be released as scheduled next year
  • MJ's "The Last Dance" documentary will drop in June 

The vast majority of the world is left with no other things to do but to play video games and binge on streaming sites for movies, series, and documentaries as the planet fight the Coronavirus pandemic by heeding the call to stay at home. 

While given a wide range of options, NBA players are still being selective on what to watch per se. LeBron James was asked about how he spends his home quarantine, and it seems that apart from replaying clips of his own highlights, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar would likewise love to watch a basketball documentary chronicling the life of the great  Michael Jordan.

James was playful when he appeared on the Road Trippin’ Podcast with Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye as he jokingly said that if he were Jordan, he would demand ESPN to release the film now, insisting that the documentary has already passed the editing phase.

"If they release that thing right now? The views on it?" James said. "Listen, if I'm Michael Jordan, I'm going in there and I'm making a conference call and I'm like, 'OK, what's the reason that we're going to hold on to it until June now? Compared to now when everybody is at home?' Because it's done [being edited]. It's done. Yeah, it's done."

The said documentary, titled “The Last Dance”, is scheduled to drop in June.

Speaking of Jordan, James also gave an update about “Space Jam 2” – the sequel of the 1996 live-action/animated film where the six-time NBA champion played the lead role – saying the movie is in a good position to be finished on schedule and that the release will not be delayed despite the COVID-19 crisis.

“'Space Jam' has always been scheduled to come out in June of 2021. So we're kind of [OK]," James said. "And a lot of it right now is animation, so being indoors is actually great for us. So we're still on. Just like everything in the world, everything is slowed down a little bit, but we're still on target. I'm looking forward to it. During this time right now, I wish we could release it right now, man, and give people some things to watch in their households. But we got until next year, next summer. We're excited about it."

Space Jam "Space Jam" joins Netflix in March 2020. Photo: Warner Bros.