Tag: Michael Jordan

Original Space Jam Director: Everybody Get It Up It’s Time to Slam LeBron James, Who ‘Ain’t Michael’ Jordan

LeBron James in Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021); Michael Jordan in Space Jam (1996)Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube Michael “Air” Jordan may have gotten his nickname because of his leaping ability on the basketball court, but he’s also still up there in the air casting a shadow over LeBron James…metaphorically speaking, of course. Advertisement Due […]

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Space Jam: A New Legacy Is a Peek Into the Bleak, Cynical Future of Film

The film’s villain doesn’t care about the opinions of studio executives, stars, or the public; his only goal is to maximize profits and power. Given the ongoing battle royale for streaming control between Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and the WarnerMedia-owned HBO Max—and the related scramble to control as many bits of attractive IP as possible—this could, […]

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That Halftime Cameo In ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Was Apparently ’25-Plus Years In The Making’

Space Jam: A New Legacy hit theaters and HBO Max on Friday, and while the reviews for the movie generally ranged from “it wasn’t great” to “there is no circumstance under which you should watch this,” there was one cameo during halftime of the big game between the Toon Squad and the Goon Squad that […]

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The Michael Jordan PR Machine In Action: Thoughts On ‘Space Jam’ From A ‘Space Jam’ Virgin

Despite Uproxx’s own Brian Grubb referencing it in some form about every day for the last decade, I had managed to make it until this week without ever having seen 1996’s Space Jam, the predecessor to the abomination hitting theaters and HBO Max this weekend. I knew it was a movie about Michael Jordan playing […]

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By the Time I Get to Arizona

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) At this point, you almost have to feel bad for Giannis Antetokounmpo. After hyperextending his knee in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, most of us assumed that he wouldn’t return in time to close out the series, let alone the NBA Finals. Advertisement “I haven’t watched the clip,” […]

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How Come Nobody Told Me Phil Jackson Was Racist?

Photo: Craig Jones (Getty Images) Outright calling somebody a racist is a pretty serious accusation. It might not stop you from becoming the president of the United States, but it sure as hell can destroy your reputation, make companies and corporations averse to forming partnerships with you, and in turn, ruin your career. Advertisement Former […]

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Die Another Day

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Fresh off playing arguably the best game of his career, in the most important game in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise, Paul George said something that stuck with me. The seven-time All-Star was asked if he receives more criticism than his NBA superstar peers and he kept […]

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Yes, Kenya Barris Pays Attention-ish to the -Ish Universe Jokes

Kenya Barris speaks onstage during Culture Creators Leaders and Innovators Awards Brunch 2018 on June 22, 2018.Photo: Jerritt Clark (Getty Images) Kenya Barris spoke out on some things in a recent profile-ish. In this week’s cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, Barris pretty much covered all of the main topics surrounding him—touching on why he […]

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Fox News and the GOP Are Now Blaming the Capitol Riot on the FBI

Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Getty Images) I’m a simple man; I tend to believe what I see with my own eyes. It’s a crazy concept, I know, but it’s gotten me through the last 29 years just fine. Apparently, the lunatic fringe currently known as the Republican party doesn’t share that same tendency, as they have […]

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New Number, Who Dis?

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) As someone who struggles with varying degrees of social anxiety, I find great comfort in familiarity. I eat damn near the same thing almost every single day (either shrimp, a fish of some sort, or chicken), I’ve gone to the same barber for the past seven years (and like an […]

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Morehouse College’s Sports Journalism Program Receives $1M Donation From Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand

NewsOne Featured Video Basketball legend Michael Jordan is putting the focus on empowering the next generation of leaders who will shape the world of sports journalism. According to ESPN, he recently teamed up with Nike’s Jordan Brand to donate $1 million to Morehouse College. The endowment will go towards the creation of scholarships, programming and […]

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A County in North Carolina Cancels Coke Machines Because CEO Believes People Should Be Able to Easily Vote

Photo: Tetiana Shumbasova (Shutterstock) I’m sure you knew this, but Republicans are some weirdos. They spent the last year yelling about “cancel culture,” only to spend this year canceling anyone who doesn’t go along with their lies. Republican state legislators in North Carolina got in on the canceling action by voting to remove Coke machines […]

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Respect the Villain

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) Madison Square Garden has a lengthy history of transforming mortal men into full-fledged villains, and in standing on the shoulders of notorious tormentors like Reggie Miller and Michael Jordan, Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young is the latest to embrace such infamy. Advertisement Prior to Atlanta’s first-round series against the […]

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Come On and Slam, and Welcome to the Bizarre World of ‘Space Jam’ Mashups

For most people, Space Jam is nothing more than a pleasant bit of nostalgia, a movie you might have loved as a kid growing up in the 90s but don’t think about much these days. Maybe you remember the Monstars, but you can’t recall the name of their conniving alien overlord; perhaps you can still […]

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