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Lillard Appears In Space Jam: A New Legacy Trailer

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After the trailer dropped this morning, Casey Holdahl clued in Rip City.

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The trailer for LeBron James’s Space Jam: A New Legacy dropped this morning, and afterward, Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com noted Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard’s likeness appears as one of the Goon Squad, featuring a clock on his shoulder.

Complex Sports identified other stars with their roles, including James’s teammate Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, and Diana Taurasi.

Lillard spoke about the role with Holdahl after filming.

“That was different,” said Lillard of shooting the movie. “You all know I’ve always had a babyface, so this season I grew a beard out, it took me like six months to grow it. I show up on the set, they make me shave it off for the animation. That’s why I look like this now. It was bare-faced for the animation, 15-hour days, showing up on the set at 6 a.m., leaving at 9 p.m. It was long.”

Space Jam: A New Legacy comes out on July 16th, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max.