Giannis Antetokounmpo passed on role in ‘Space Jam 2’
Giannis Antetokounmpo passed on a role in “Space Jam 2” because he is not interested in going “Hollywood.”
LeBron James is starring in a “Space Jam” reboot and set to film this summer. He has been seeking other NBA stars to join him in the film, but the Milwaukee Bucks emerging star turned down the role.
“I don’t like being Hollywood,” Antetokounmpo said via ESPN’s Malika Andrews. “I don’t like all this extra drama. I am just going to try to be me.”
Antetokounmpo also apparently did not want to give up two weeks of private workouts to train for the movie.
Though passing on such a role will limit Antetokounmpo’s chances of growing in popularity and becoming known among a new audience, NBA fans have to respect his choice. The guy seems extremely focused on his craft, which helps explain why he has jumped to MVP levels so quickly in his career.