NBA star LeBron James unveils new ‘Tune Squad’ uniform

Published August 19, 2020, 8:16 PM

by Carlo Anolin

New jersey mixes blue, violet orange colors for ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’
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NBA star LeBron James unveils the new uniform the Tune Squad will be wearing in the film “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” (Screengrab / LeBron James Instagram account @kingjames)

NBA and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has unveiled the new uniform of the Tune Squad.

James, who took the lead role in the reboot of the 1996 live-action/animated basketball film “Space Jam,” is seen making quite an entrance while donning a mix of blue and violet colors of the uniform in an Instagram post Tuesday.

James, picking No. 6 for the jersey, also wore orange shoes to complement the color of the Looney Tunes’ circles at the side of the uniform.

The new uniform is a complete contrast from the classic white jersey sported by NBA legend Michael Jordan and the 1996 Tune Squad.

The announcement drew mixed reactions from netizens, while some created several fanarts and edits to commemorate the film’s revival.

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The 35-year-old James will star alongside Don Cheadle in “Space Jam: A New Legacy” which airs July next year.

Several NBA and WNBA stars, namely Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard, Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike, were also tapped to join the cast.

The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Warner Animation Group and SpringHill Entertainment.

 
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