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Space Jam 2 Hired a Stunt Double for LeBron James

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a timeout in the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, 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 Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
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The new NBA season is still two months away, but LeBron James is already implementing load management into his routine.

A press release has revealed the Los Angeles Lakers star's stunt double for "Space Jam 2": actor Sheldon Bailey, who has appeared on Nickelodeon shows and some of the NBA 2K video games.

Bailey may look the part as a 6-foot-6 former professional basketball player, but whether he has the ability to mimic the King's physical mannerisms is yet to be seen.

Missing the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2005 and sitting out the FIBA World Cup has given LeBron a whole lot of time to recover. As a 34-year-old with almost 1,200 games under his belt, he needs all the rest he can get.

There hasn't been any footage from the film just yet, but LeBron did give a sneak peek of the new Tune Squad uniforms on his Instagram. With James getting shots up on set, do you think we could see some pickup games between co-stars like Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Diana Taurasi?

Let's hope so, because we're still a ways away from the 2019-20 season and itching for some hoops. Your move, Warner Bros.