A torn ACL won’t keep Klay Thompson from being part of “Space Jam 2.”
The Warriors star was seen on crutches meeting with LeBron James on the set of the movie, per TMZ Sports.
Space Jam 2 filming is underway. Hitting the court & set with LeBron looks to be Anthony Davis, Dame Lillard, Klay Thompson & Draymond Green.
— LakeShowWorld (@LakeShowWorld) June 27, 2019
Thompson long had been rumored to be part of the project, along with teammate Draymond Green, Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, and James’ new teammate Anthony Davis.
Most were seen on set with Thompson and James.
The cast of Space Jam 2 will include:
• Anthony Davis
• Damian Lillard
• Nneka Ogwumike
• Chiney Ogwumike
• Chris Paul
• Diana Taurasi
• Klay Thompson
(via multiple reports) pic.twitter.com/Tphu9U40F9
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 20, 2019
According to TMZ, the scene was set for an All-Star Game, although it’s unclear how Thompson’s role will be revamped with him injured and on crutches.
Thompson sustained the injury during Game 6 of the NBA Finals earlier in June, with an MRI later confirming his ACL was torn. It was a brutal end to the season, which saw the Warriors lose Game 6 and the NBA title to the Raptors.
“Space Jam 2” has started filming all around Los Angeles and is expected to feature as much star power as the first film. However, both Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo declined to be part of the movie.
Curry said he already had prior commitments and Antetokounmpo stated he didn’t want to be distracted from his training.