Michael Jordan jams LeBron James as favorite sports star in movies

Sorry LeBron, Michael Jordan in Space Jam has taken the crown for favorite star athlete in a movie role.

Jordan took the most votes for the 1996 Looney Tunes-filled comedy to earn the “Best Big-Screen Performance by a Sports Star” for a poll on the movie site Fandango.com.

Jordan beat out LeBron James, who took fourth place for his critically-applauded role in Amy Schumer's 2015 comedy Trainwreck.

Mike Tyson’s performance in the 2009 comedy The Hangover took second place. Wrestling sensation Andre the Giant in the clasic The Princess Bride took third.

Space Jam is celebrating its 20th anniversary on the screen November 15, and returns to theaters across the country with Fathom Events on Nov. 13 and 16.

There is talk of a sequel with Space Jam 2. Jordan has said he hopes the star of this new film is, ahem, not LeBron, but instead Clippers standout  Blake Griffin.

Here's the full list of winners from the poll of more than 1,000 FandangoNow.com voters.

Best Big-Screen Performance by a Sports Star.

1. Michael Jordan (Space Jam)

2. Mike Tyson (The Hangover)

3. Andre the Giant (The Princess Bride)

4. LeBron  James (Trainwreck)

5. Dan Marino (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)

6. Gina Carano (Deadpool)

7. Shaquille O’Neal (Kazaam)

8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Airplane!)

9. Tom Brady (Ted 2)

10. Ronda Rousey (Entourage)


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