Blown away by Ryan Coogler's work on "Black Panther," LeBron James is teaming up with the director on the long-anticipated next "Space Jam" movie. A source confirmed that Coogler will produce the "Space Jam" project and will be joined by director Terence Nance, whose work includes "Random Acts of Flyness" and "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty." The story was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. A source told ESPN that James was personally involved in recruiting Coogler. "Space Jam" will be Coogler's first project since directing "Black Panther" -- the groundbreaking Marvel movie featuring a black superhero with a predominantly black cast that grossed $1.34 billion worldwide. James and longtime business partner Maverick Carter have been in talks to make a "Space Jam" film for more than five years, waiting for the right situation to come along, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. While the film shares the name with the popular franchise that...


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