NBA legend LeBron James spends most of Space Jam: A New Legacy trapped in the “server-verse” of the Warner Bros. Studios computer system after being kidnapped by the unhinged villain Al G. Rhythm (Don Cheadle). These movie beats, for sure, are not based on James’ real life. Even the bit where animated James turns into superhero Robin is fictional (James would so transform to Batman!). But the movie’s at-home elements, such as at James’ rocking mansion with that blue basketball court and his loving on-screen family, seem as if they could be real. Here’s what’s true and what’s not true about James’ life in Space Jam (in theatres and on HBO Max). Which A-listers are Instagram’s biggest earners of 2021? Does LeBron James own that mansion with the hi-tech blue basketball court? In the 1996 original Space Jam , Michael Jordan was portrayed living in a neighbourhood house on a tree-lined street, with his bulldog Charles love-attacking him as he walks up the front steps. James’ New Legacy mansion has been supersized – eye-popping from the outside, with sweeping views of the city and a stunning blue basketball court with cool gadgets. But no, it’s not even one of the Lakers star’s several homes. James has two Brentwood, Los Angeles residences, bought for US$21 million and US$23 million, according to the Los Angeles Times , who reported in 2020 that the NBA superstar also bought a nearby Mediterranean-style Beverly Hills compound for US$37 million – with two guest houses and a screening room. The movie’s blue basketball court was built over a tennis court near Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. It had the desired wow effect on Cedric Joe, who plays James’ son Dom. “When I saw that court, I was speechless,” says Joe. “We felt it was a great nod to the lifestyle [LeBron James] has earned and achieved,” says director Malcolm D. Lee. And the basketball passing machine that responds to James’ voice commands for speedy assists does not exist. Yet. “I’m sure when it is on the market, LeBron will be the first to get it,” says Lee. Why Cristiano Ronaldo can’t sell his Trump Tower apartment Is LeBron James’ real family in Space Jam ? Jordan’s family and real kids were not in the original, however their names (Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine) were used. New Legacy features actors portraying James’ family, with different names to highlight the fictional storyline. The real “James Gang”, as James affectionately calls them, includes daughter Zhuri Nova, 6, sons Bryce Maximus James, 14, and LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., 16, with wife Savannah James. James walked the carpet with Zhuri and Savannah at the Los Angeles Space Jam premiere earlier this month. Onscreen, the family includes Ceyair J. Wright as older brother Darius, Harper Leigh Alexander as daughter Xosha James and Sonequa Martin-Green as James’ screen wife, Kamiyah. There was never a discussion about using James’ real family, even for smaller roles in the fictional story. “LeBron’s playing a version of himself. It would have been tough for him to play that role [with his real family],” Lee says. Kelly Clarkson’s US$6.3 million Tennessee mansion – complete with cowboy bar Did LeBron’s New Legacy son meet LeBron’s real son? In his film debut playing James’ youngest son Dom, 16-year-old Joe watched in awe as his screen dad effortlessly shot multiple takes of an alley-oop scene (“He was jumping so high each time like it was nothing. Mind-blowing”) and bonded over the occasional shoot-around. “I beat him in a free throw contest, my free throw game is really good,” says Joe. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ballislife (@ballislife) James never gave him advice about playing the fictional storyline of a son more interested in video game programming than basketball. Nor did 173cm (5-foot-8) Joe meet 185cm (6-foot-1) high school basketball star Bryce, James’ younger son, before filming. The two met at a Disneyland press event for New Legacy . “I introduced myself and took some pictures,” says Joe. “I realised that Bryce is a lot taller than I thought.” Are Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd dating? Inside their unlikely connection Does LeBron sign his kids’ names on his shoes? . @KingJames in a special LeBron 15 colorway for the play-in game. On one shoe: The names of his children, wife, and mother. The other: #WashedKing — an ode to those who’ve written him off at this stage in his career. (📷: @brkicks ) pic.twitter.com/WQLzlSTgXc — Boardroom (@boardroom) May 20, 2021 A pivotal Space Jam moment centers around James discussing how he inscribes his children’s names on his shoes before a game. This is true! James has made the most out of packing handwritten messages on his size 16 basketball shoes, adding names, phrases and acronyms. Straightforward call-outs highlight his three children (“Bronny, Bryce, Zhuri” or the “James Gang”), along with mother Gloria and wife Savannah, respectively dubbed “Mama James” and “Queen James.” This article originally appeared on USA Today. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .