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LeBron Kills Another Coach as 'Space Jam 2' Changes Directors

EL SEGUNDO, CA - JULY 13: LeBron James (R) talks with Anthony Davis after during a press conference where Davis was introduced as the newest player of the Los Angeles Lakers at UCLA Health Training Center on July 13, 2019 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LeBron James' legacy of driving away coaches isn't limited to just basketball.

Terry Nance, the director of the NBA superstar and aspiring Hollywood actor's pet project, "Space Jam 2," has been given the boot. Malcolm D. Lee will take his place.

Nance reportedly had some creative differences with both Warner Bros. and James' SpringHill Entertainment. Ultimately, both parties were able to agree on one thing: that a split was necessary. Of course, that shouldn't distract from the fact that this is another type of coach that simply wasn't able to coalesce with LBJ.

From Cleveland to Los Angeles, LeBron has a history of sending coaches packing, the most recent being Luke Walton. Before that, of course, who could forget the sad saga of David Blatt?

There's plenty of anticipation surround this movie, which is scheduled to release in summer 2021. It has plenty of hype to live up to considering it's the sequel to Michael Jordan's iconic original "Space Jam" (a movie that is often remembered fondly despite being verifiably bad).

Hopefully, the anticipation doesn't turn out to be all for naught, but a change in directors at the outset of production doesn't inspire much confidence at the moment-- even if it isn't all that out of character for the star of the movie.