Published Oct 20, 2016Earlier this year, the long-standing rumours were confirmed — a Space Jam sequel is set to arrive some time in the near future. While many fans are thrilled by having another chance to do their dance at the Space Jam, one professional basketball player is not having it. In a lengthy new op-ed, the Toronto Raptors' Patrick Patterson has pleaded for the project to be scrapped.
Writing for The Players' Tribune, Patterson delivered a 1,200-word screed on why the sequel is a bad idea. It's a genuinely hilarious tribute to the original film, which is a truly strange relic from the '90s.
Patterson takes his stand "as an NBA player, movie lover and grown man who has a Looney Tunes painting proudly hanging in his home."
He goes on to call Space Jam "a cinematic experience" and "the perfect movie. The. Perfect. Movie." As if he's not hitting his point home enough, he adds, "To make a sequel to Space Jam would be like trying to paint the Mona Lisa again. Sure, you can probably do it, but why the hell would you want to?"
The lengthy piece is packed with jokes, but you can tell that Patterson really does sincerely love Space Jam. Read it in full here.