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Here's LeBron James in Fortnite

Hoop you've saved up.

Basketball pro and Space Jam 2 star LeBron James is the next celebrity coming to Fortnite as themselves.

LeBron James' appearance is timed alongside this week's release of Space Jam: A New Legacy, the live action and animated Looney Tunes film sequel in which he stars.

There will be two LeBron skins - Majesty, which reflects his King nickname, and one with Tune Squad and Casual styles, reflecting his Space Jam outfit and... I guess how he hangs out at home in shorts.

Fortnite fans have been expecting LeBron James for a while now, after he appeared in planning documents for the game published during the Epic Games vs. Apple trial. Originally, the skin was due to arrive last year (alongside a bunch of other delayed content, and some things like a Lady Gaga concert which are still to be announced).

Fortnite previously added a bunch of generic NBA outfits to the game back in May, and hosted a Harry Kane skin in honour of the Euros.

Last week, a real-life mural teasing LeBron's arrival was spotted on a street in Chicago, and quickly pounced on by Fortnite fans. It featured the game's name, LeBron's crown and the date: 14/7/2021. The mural was defaced to read "Fortnite is for kids", though was later repaired.

Over the weekend, an in-game mural is being painted in the basketball court at Believer Beach. Head there now to take a peek.

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