Earlier this week, NBA insider Shams Charania revealed a list of the NBA and WNBA players who will star in “Space Jam 2” alongside LeBron James.
Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Chiney Ogwumike and Nneka Ogwumike are all expected to star in the film.
There was one notable absence on the list: Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry.
On Friday afternoon in an interview with New York Times reporter Sopan Deb, Curry revealed he turned down a role in the movie.
“I said no. The timing of it. I know LeBron and Ryan Coogler are going to be doing amazing things. It’s going to be awesome. Part of it was in terms of things that I had going on. It was just the timing, to be honest. Not being able to commit,” Curry said in the interview.
Curry on Space Jam 2: It was "for sure" hard to turn down. pic.twitter.com/ZDOVZXaul0
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) June 22, 2019
Curry and LeBron James have an interesting relationship, having played against each other in four-straight NBA finals.
The Warriors’ point guard has plenty going on as he recovers from a fifth-straight trip to the finals. He also just launched his new show “Holey Moley” – a sports reality TV show that pits players against impossible mini-golf holes.
“Space Jam 2” is slated for a July 16, 2021 release date.