Space Jam 2 Casted a ‘Basketball Double’ For LeBron James (TWEET)
LeBron James is quite the busy man these days. When he’s not getting ready to try and take the Los Angeles Lakers back to the promise land, he’s been filming for the highly anticipated blockbuster movie, Space Jam 2.
Some might be worried that LeBron’s acting career is interfering with his work on the court, but it appears as though James and the film studio are doing everything in their power to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Step one: hiring a ‘basketball double’ for LeBron so that he doesn’t have to perform all those moves on the court and risk injuring himself.
According to Harrison Faigen of @LakersSBN, Warner Bros has hired none other than Sheldon Bailey to fill in as LeBron’s body double on the court during filming.
Here’s the official press release:
Here’s a look at Sheldon:
And here’s a look at LeBron and Sheldon standing side-by-side:
If Sheldon looks familiar, you may have seen him on Nickelodeon’s comedy series “Game Shakers, which he appeared on for several years. Bailey has also guess-starred on Shameless, Castle, NCSI, The Mindy Project, and The Nick Kroll Show. He also played the role of ATM in NBA 2K18 and 2K19, as well as the main My Player role in NBA 2K15.
Bailey’s professional basketball career included stops in China, Taiwan and Ecuador, as well as some brief stints in America’s CBA and ABA leagues.