Space Jam hit theaters 20 years ago on November 15, 1996, and is basically every millennial baller’s favorite movie. The movie begins with Michael Jordan being terrible at baseball. Then aliens capture the Looney Tunes as slaves for their amusement park. The Looney Tunes’ only way out is by winning a game of basketball, so they recruit Micheal Jordan, and you can guess the rest.
#SpaceJam was released 20 years ago today in 1996! https://t.co/1yJnNHQF6p pic.twitter.com/wumUSboo3F— IMDb (@IMDb) November 16, 2016
The idea for Space Jam originally came from advertisements put out by Nike. These ads starred Michael Jordan and various Looney Tunes Characters.
If you really like Space Jam, or if you want everyone to think you really like it, jerseys are available online. Jordan brand is selling Michael Jordan jerseys in both black and white. Various sellers on Amazon have jerseys available and give the option of different characters. Etsy also has some pretty unique Space Jam items for sale.
The Air Jordan 11 "Tune Squad" Space Jam Jersey is now available via @NikeStore -> https://t.co/lPEoa0v3mn pic.twitter.com/aKPbooMn3e— Sneaker Shouts™ (@SneakerShouts) November 15, 2016
Aside from jerseys, Jordan brand is honoring the 20th anniversary with their holiday collection. This collection features apparel and shoes that were inspired by the 1996 film. The specific shoe that Michael wore to defeat the Monstars is the Air Jordan 11, and Jordan brand is expected to release these on December 10.
A sequel to Space Jam is supposed to be in the works with LeBron James as the star. However, I don’t think the LeBron version can top Space Jam 3.