Michael Jordan

Space Jam will hit theaters in November for 20th anniversary

Next month 90's fans will get to witness one of Michael Jordans greatest performances; saving Bugs Bunny and the looney tones from the MON-STARS. November will will marl twenty years since Space Jame was released and for two days fan will get to relive this nostalgia moment. 

With all the talk surrounding earlier confirmed reports of a sequel starring LeBron James, Warner Bro. announced plans to re-release the film as part of re-release of the 1996 kids classic Space Jam that will hit theaters on November 13 and the 16th.

Tom Lucas vice president of Fathom Events said in a statement  “Space Jam has been a family favorite for the last 20 years and is sure to remain so for the next 20 and beyond, “This event is the perfect chance for audiences of all ages to view the film as it was meant to be seen—on the big screen.”

However, not everyone is excited about a sequel, Joe Pytka, The director of the original film isn’t too thrilled about it saying,“the original film only worked thanks to the "perfect storm" of talent available at the time.  "There are none around like that now."

Also, fans can look forward to a re-release of the classic Air Jordan 11 that was originally debuted in the film. 

Tickets for the limited re-release of Space Jam are on sale now through the Fathom Events website.  http://www.fathomevents.com/event/space-jam


Michael Jordan releases statement on police violence, and donates one million

 Michael Jordan today released the following statement:

"As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

"I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers -- who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all -- are respected and supported.

"Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change."

"To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police's newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations' policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation's oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.

"We are privileged to live in the world's greatest country -- a country that has provided my family and me the greatest of opportunities. The problems we face didn't happen overnight and they won't be solved tomorrotw, but if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities."

 statement provided by ESPN