On Wednesday, it was revealed that LeBron James will have a stunt double for Space Jam 2. Although it's unclear why James would need a stunt double to play basketball with the Looney Toons, the studio did disclose that Shel Bailey will serve as the more daring version of LeBron.
The 6'6" Bailey is best known for his role on Nickelodeon's Game Shakers series, where he plays rap star Double G (Kel Mitchell's sidekick, Ruthless). In addition to being an actor and body double, Bailey has a background as an athlete. According to his professional biography, the North Carolina-native played professional basketball in China, Taiwan, Ecuador, as well as the United States in the CBA and ABA Leagues. Outside of Hollywood, Bailey has worked closely with the NBA2K franchise.
Bailey is the latest name to join Space Jam 2's cast and crew. Early on, it wash heavily reported that LeBron was having trouble finding people to co-star with him. But, it has since been announced that Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, and more will appear in the film, which is slated to hit theaters in 2021.