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You apparently don’t need fully functional ACLs to go head-to-head with the Monstars. At least, Klay Thompson doesn’t.
The Golden State Warriors star, who injured his knee in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, still appeared on set of the forthcoming “Space Jam 2” sequel with LeBron James recently, TMZ reported Thursday.
The production has had to contend with Thompson’s unforeseen mobility issues as filming continues; it’s a potentially serious snag, should reports that Thompson has a “key role” in the movie prove correct.
The scene being filmed, as the outlet notes, takes place at an All-Star Game. At the set, James and other players — including new L.A. Lakers player Anthony Davis, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, and who TMZ believes to be the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green — are wearing dark blue “All-Star” jerseys. Thompson, however, is in a white T-shirt.
Still, a video shows Thompson and James greeting each other as filming takes a break.
“Space Jam 2” has been filming around Los Angeles in recent weeks with multiple NBA stars. But there have been at least two notable exceptions to the cast: Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, who reportedly declined to make appearances in the film.
As Curry told the New York Times, the decision was more about timing than anything else.
“Part of it was in terms of things that I had going on,” he said. “It was just the timing, to be honest. Not being able to commit. And I know (Director) Ryan (Coogler) really well. We had a lot of conversations about it.”
“Space Jam 2” is due to debut in theaters in 2021.
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