Two decades after the original version of Space Jam was released, plans are currently underway for a sequel. That first film starred legendary basketball player Michael Jordan and Bill Murray, with a host of animated characters along to help them out.
The updated version was rumored to have four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers taking over for Jordan, though there’s no indication who would replace Murray. The film’s director is expected to be Justin Lin, who directed Star Trek Beyond, with Andrew Dodge reportedly writing the script.
In the midst of all this potential news, Jordan was asked who he preferred to be his successor in the role. Instead of James, Jordan indicated he’d like to see Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan made the comment when asked by one of the participants in a basketball camp and didn’t spend a great deal of time pondering the question. Video of the exchange was captured on a social media post from August 2.
Though both James and Griffin make tens of millions of dollars for playing basketball, they do have limited acting experience, primarily in the making of commercials to promote the various companies they endorse.
In 2015, James played an exaggerated version of himself in the Amy Schumer comedy film, Trainwreck, and has served as an executive producer for multiple television shows. Griffin’s most prominent recent role was during an appearance earlier this year on the Comedy Central show, Broad City.