Space Jam: 8 Behind-The-Scene Facts About The Michael Jordan Movie

Jordan Would Play Choose-Up Video games With NBA All-Stars When He Wasn’t Filming

House Jam concludes with Michael Jordan deciding to surrender his floundering baseball profession and as a substitute return to basketball, rejuvenated by his recreation with the Looney Tunes. It was an instance of artwork imitating life as Jordan had already determined to restart his NBA profession with the Chicago Bulls earlier than filming acquired underway.

However he needed to get into basketball form, and taking part in in opposition to a bunch of comedians in inexperienced spandex wasn’t precisely going to chop it. Consequently, Jordan had it labored into his contract that Warner Bros. would construct him a exercise facility the place he may practice when he wasn’t filming.

A part of that coaching, as detailed in The Final Dance and in quite a few articles recounting the making of House Jam, have been a few of the biggest pickup basketball video games ever.

As ESPN’s J.A. Andande detailed, past his House Jam co-stars like Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, Jordan drew the likes of Grant Hill, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson and Reggie Miller to his dome for these pick-up video games.

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