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.
Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Diana Taurasi, & Klay Thompson in the new Space Jam pic.twitter.com/DzGXRuyeuJ— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 3, 2021
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.