Space Jam Surges Into Top 10 On Netflix

Fans need their basketball fix somehow amid the NBA suspension.

March 12, 2020

As you're aware, coronavirus is causing a number of changes throughout the sports world. Play has been halted until further notice for the NBA, NHL and MLS, with more likely to follow.

As the NBA season skids to a stop, an unlikely replacement has emerged to fill the gap in sports. The 1995 film "Space Jam" has surged into the top 10 trending films on Netflix.

It looks like basketball fans are still looking for their fix. Perhaps the jump is also due to the fact more schools are being closed and more employees are working from home to help decrease the spread of COVID-19. In any case, it's great to see MJ back on the court, even alongside some animated characters.

The film synopsis reads: "an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird and Charles Barkley -- so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan."

Fans of the film will no doubt be excited to hear that come next summer the Tune Squad will be back on the court. Filming for Space Jam 2 began last summer with a release date of July 16, 2021.

No word yet if Bill Murray will be involved in the production.

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