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LeBron James' 'Fortnite' Skins Revealed: King Attire, Space Jam Uniform, Taco Tuesday

Bleacher Report 12 July, 2021 - 03:52pm

LeBron James is coming to Fortnite.

The game revealed a skin of the Los Angles Lakers star Monday, including James rocking in his Tune Squad uniform.

LeBron James is dropping in 👑<br><br>Fortnite taps the King himself for their newest skin lineup 🔥 <a href="https://t.co/RZASEx9NBf">pic.twitter.com/RZASEx9NBf</a>

Y’all ready for this? <a href="https://twitter.com/FortniteGame?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FortniteGame</a> 😎👑💪🏾 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheKingHasArrived?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheKingHasArrived</a> 🤴🏾 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ad?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ad</a> <a href="https://t.co/xlrDqv8rSP">pic.twitter.com/xlrDqv8rSP</a>

The skin includes three outfits: one of James as a king, another of him wearing a shirt with a taco on it (think Taco Tuesday) and a final one featuring him with the Tune Squad. The release of the skin coincides with upcoming debut of his Space Jam: A New Legacy film, which is set to hit theaters and HBOMax on Friday.

LeBron is the first NBA star to receive a Fortnite skin in his likeness. Athletes in other sports, like Neymar and Harry Kane, have their own skins.  

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LeBron James Reveals Hopes For The End Of His Career

The Spun 12 July, 2021 - 01:50pm

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It’s been over 18 years since LeBron James entered the NBA as a high school phenom with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since then, he’s played for the Miami Heat, gone back to Cleveland to bring his hometown a championship and landed on the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won his fourth title as a player last year.

At the age of 36, James has showed little sign of slowing down. Nevertheless, he’s started to do some thinking about where he plans to settle down and end his historic NBA career.

He won’t have to go far. In fact, he won’t have to move at all.

In an appearance on the “Smartless” podcast with hosts Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes, James shared that he hopes to end his playing days in Los Angeles with the Lakers.

“I truly hope that I can finish my career with the Lakers. However many years that is, if it’s four, five, six, whatever, seven, I hope I can continue to play the game,” James said. “I love being in L.A., my family loves being in L.A. Being with a historical franchise like the Lakers is something… It’s like me being in “Space Jam” — I never thought it would be possible. You think about Kareem, and Magic, and Wilt, and Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Kobe, Shaq and all of them, the whole list goes on.”

Now that @KingJames has played for the @Lakers, he says he never wants to play anywhere else ever again: https://t.co/I0vPqFFhuH pic.twitter.com/P2Ot91GOfg

— Silver Screen and Roll (@LakersSBN) July 12, 2021

James intentions to stay in Los Angeles won’t surprise many, but the duration that he wants to continue will surely draw some attention. The 36-year-old has adamantly said that he hopes to play with his eldest son, Bronny, once he’s eligible, but that could be a possibility in just three or four years. James claimed that he could see himself as a Laker for the next six, or even seven years, provided that his body holds up.

Questions about the four-time MVP’s health renewed during LA’s brief playoff run this season. James suffered a high ankle sprain back in March and never quite looked that same. He also made some cryptic comments prior the postseason about how he would never be the same as he continues to age.

Even with the injury, James managed to average 25.0 points, 7.8 assists and 7.7 rebound while shooting over 51 percent from the floor. He dragged the injury-ridden Lakers to the playoffs and threatened the NBA Finals-bound Phoenix Suns without Anthony Davis.

If anyone can defy the clock, LeBron James seems like a good bet. No matter how long he lasts, he intends to be with the Lakers for the rest of his NBA days.

[Silver Screen & Roll]

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New this week: A 'Space Jam' sequel and new John Mayer tunes

The Washington Post 12 July, 2021 - 12:50pm

— Netflix is closing out its ambitious “Fear Street” trilogy this Friday with the premiere of “Fear Street: 1666” which traces the curse of Shadyside, Ohio back to witch trials. If you’re just hearing about the series now, don’t worry, you’re not far behind. The first two, set around supernatural events in Shadyside in 1994 and 1978, only just debuted over the past two weeks. Janiak told the AP that the series doesn’t necessarily need to be “binged,” but that re-watches will reveal some fun Easter eggs.

— AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr

— John Mayer returns with his first album since 2017’s “The Search For Everything.” The new one is cheekily titled “Sob Rock” and the singer-songwriter-guitarist explores the often maligned genre of soft rock. “Last Train Home,” the superb first single, features Maren Morris on background vocals and has Mayer wielding his axe like Eric Clapton. Don Was helped produce the album and the cover has Mayer in a very ‘80s pose, a little “Miami Vice” mixed with Richard Marx.

— The “Space Jam” sequel isn’t only for your eyes. The 16-track soundtrack is packed with new music, like 24kGoldn’s “Control the World” featuring Lil Wayne, the Jonas Brothers’ “Mercy,” and Chance the Rapper’s “See Me Fly” featuring John Legend and Symba. There’s also Lil Uzi Vert’s take on “Pump Up the Jam,” Legend’s “Crowd Go Crazy,” BROCKHAMPTON’s “MVP,” Big Freedia’s “Goin’ Looney,” Leon Bridges’ “My Guy” and Anthony Ramos’ “The Best.”

— AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy

— The always top-notch Guy Pearce is back for the big finish of “Jack Irish,” the Australian crime thriller in which he plays a former criminal lawyer now dabbling in debt collection and trouble. In the four-episode final season debuting Monday on the Acorn TV streaming service, Jack confronts his past — including the violent death of his wife by a former client. Along for the difficult ride are characters from earlier “Jack Irish” seasons and TV movies, among them journalist and ex-girlfriend Linda, played by Marta Dusseldorp; racetrack buff Harry (Roy Billing) and old-school detective Barry Tregear (Shane Jacobson).

— How to mark World Chimpanzee Day on Thursday? Tune in to “Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall” on CuriosityStream, available on TV, desktop and mobile devices. The five-part docuseries delves into Goodall’s extraordinary efforts to rehabilitate chimps saved from illegal wildlife trafficking through the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of the Congo. The series promises rare footage of decades of work by the institute and Goodall, who in a statement invited viewers to discover that each chimpanzee has value and “deserves a good, full life.”

— For wrestling fans, the start of normal life after pandemic lockdowns arrives this week with WWE’s return to live events with in-person audiences. A 25-city summer tour starts in Texas with Houston’s “SmackDown,” airing on Fox at 8 p.m. EDT Friday. Next up is “Money in the Bank” in Fort Worth (8 p.m. EDT Sunday on the Peacock streaming service), and “Raw” in Dallas (8 p.m. EDT, USA). One big announced match for Sunday: Bobby Lashley facing Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship.

— AP Television Writer Lynn Elber

Catch up on AP’s entertainment coverage here: https://apnews.com/apf-entertainment.

Zendaya talks voicing 'iconic' Lola Bunny, being surprised by controversy over new Space Jam look

Yahoo Entertainment 12 July, 2021 - 11:45am

The Emmy-wining Euphoria actress voices the "badass" Lola Bunny in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which finds LeBron James pulled into the Warner Bros. "Server-verse" by Don Cheadle's rogue A.I., Al G Rhythm. In order to save himself and his computer-obsessed son Dom (Cedric Joe), LeBron must round up the Tunes for a basketball game against the formidable Goon Squad.

Lola is the most resistant to rejoin the Tune Squad, having branched out on her own and become a member of the Amazons, with Wonder Woman serving as one of the film's uses of the WB catalog. Upon taking the New Legacy gig, director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) immediately sought to "rework" Lola, thinking she was over-sexualized in the beloved 1996 original. What he didn't expect was that EW's first look cover for New Legacy would spark "super weird" dialogue about Lola's new appearance.

"I had no idea that people would be that up in arms about a bunny not having boobs," Lee tells EW. "Listen, I understand people don't want things to change, but I think we needed some evolution with her, not by objectifying her but by making her strong and still feminine. And, yes, we had all these other women who were like, 'Oh, you can't be strong and have big boobs?!' Sure you can, but we're talking about a cartoon bunny not women!"

Lee believes young girls, especially those with a love of basketball, will look up to Lola, and a huge reason for that is the strong woman behind her. "Zendaya's having a great moment right now," he says. "She's taking ownership of her image, her brand, her business. She's really the embodiment of Lola, to tell you the truth. That's the kind of projection of Lola that we wanted to have."

And EW wanted to have a conversation with the voice behind Lola, so we chatted with Zendaya about playing this "badass bunny," being surprised by the controversy surrounding the character's new look, and comparing her game to Lola's.

ZENDAYA: I grew up with it, because I come from a basketball family. My mom is 6-foot-4, she was a basketball player in college, and my father also played basketball and was a basketball coach and wanted me to be a basketball player. So I highly identify with LeBron's son in this film, because I too had this issue of, "Well, I don't want to do that. I kind of have a different idea of what I want to do." But I also relate to the fact of having amazing support from my parents, being like, "We support you in your dreams and what you want to do."

Marvin the Martian is actually my older sister's favorite animated character ever. She has a magnet at my grandma's house, still! It doesn't move — nothing at grandma houses move. [Laughs] It's still there, this little Marvin the Martian. I loved Bugs because he's like the face of the Tunes. The cover girl, the cover bunny. But I've always appreciated Lola because she's the only girl on the team, kind of holding it down for the ladies — and she's also an incredible player. I think in this reimagining of who she is, it just leans into that a little bit more, the fact that she's got these skills and she's an MVP. When we meet here, she's like, "I'm being a warrior, an Amazon princess, I don't have time for this right now." But she obviously ends up being such a crucial member of the team and really holding them all together. When they're going off on their looney moments, she brings everyone back. I'm glad they thought maybe I could use my voice and bring her to life. She's a badass bunny.

Yeah, it's kind of a big deal. It's like, "Wow, that's an iconic character." It was flattering, because I got a call from Ryan Coogler, who is a producer on the film, and we share Oakland, so I've always wanted to work with him. So when he called, I was like, "I'm probably going to say yes to whatever you tell me." And when he told me about this, I was like, 'Whoa, this is a big deal." They had already started that reimagining of what she was, and I guess there's some spiritual connection between who Lola is in this film and maybe who Zendaya is, and maybe my voice would make sense for that new version of who she is. So I felt very lucky that they wanted to do that with me. And it was a nice small part, so there's pressure for sure, but it could be worse — it could be all me. So there wasn't too much weight on my shoulders. But it was a really special experience, and I just leaned on our incredible director Malcolm to take the lead and tell me what he wanted. And I really enjoyed myself.

Christian Gilles / Newspix via Getty Images; Warner Bros. Pictures Zendaya, left, and Lola Bunny in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy.'

I didn't know that was going to happen either! I definitely know we love her, but I didn't know it was going to be as much of a focus as it was. [Laughs] But I understand, because she's a lovable character. She's very important, so I get it.

She's special to a lot of people and their childhoods and they've been able to grow up with her, so I get that sense of protection. I was like, listen, just as long as I did what the director and the producers and everybody wanted me to do, I'm just here to offer my services. [Laughs] No, but I felt really grateful just to have the opportunity.

Trash! Zendaya's game is absolute trash in comparison to Lola's. The handles are just nothing. Just absolutely nothing. Sometimes we have hoops on-set, definitely not regulation height, I bring that joint down a little bit, and I'll bring my ball and dribble around, throw it up, and as soon as it goes in, I'm like, "Alright, I've got to get back to work." As long as everybody sees the good stuff and then I can get out of there, that's how I like to play it.

Just need one swish and you're out.

Warner Bros. Pictures Lola Bunny in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy.'

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LeBron James Opens Up About His Kids Growing Up Filthy Rich: 'They Need Some Hardships' - BroBible

BroBible 12 July, 2021 - 11:04am

This year alone, LeBron James will make $95.4 million, with Forbes projecting James to reach the exclusive billionaire club by 2022.

This is mind-numbing, especially when you consider LeBron’s tumultuous childhood in the Cleveland projects, bouncing around to as many as six temporary housing locations in just one year.

“I saw drugs, guns, killings; it was crazy,” LeBron told The Guardian in 2003.

If LeBron James’ three children are seeing guns and killings in their childhood, it will likely be playing Call of Duty in the private theater of their $23 million Los Angeles home.

James appeared on the Smartless podcast Monday to discuss the juxtaposition between his childhood and his three children’s, and how he ensure they aren’t perpetually using the “Do you know who my daddy is?” card.

“There’s absolutely nothing I can do to give them the same moment, or aspirations, or drive that I had.

I grew up in Akron, Ohio in the inner city, the hood, the projects. My kids are growing up four years in Miami on South Beach and now going on five years in Brentwood.

I went to challenging public schools until I got to high school because of my basketball ability, but these kids are growing up in private schools.

The one thing I can do is instill the morals and what we do in this house, and this is how you need to represent yourself when you leave the house…You give them the blueprint. I hope they have some adversity. They need some hardships…the best teacher in life is experience.”

Just days ago, a 16-year-old Bronny James unveiled the fully-customized Dodge Charger he’ll be driving to his $40,000-a-year private school.

Bronny James just got a new custom car 🤩 (via stars.inthe.ceiling/IG) pic.twitter.com/AD7g4Posws

— Overtime (@overtime) July 10, 2021

Check out the full Smartless interview with LeBron below.

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