LeBron James is coming to Fortnite
July 13, 2021

Space Jam: A New Legacy is releasing in the UAE on July 15th, and the publicity mechanism is getting into overdrive globally! From the Tune Squad, LeBron James is now set to make a name in the Fortnite metaverse. Starting on July 14th, players will be able to purchase two different versions of the NBA star: a regular LeBron with a handful of outfits, and another modeled after his role in Space Jam: A New Legacy.

The two skins, and their associated accessories, will also be available as part of a bundle. And both will sport the player’s upcoming shoe, the Nike LeBron 19. Even better: one of the optional outfits pays homage to a classic LeBron game day look from 2018.

As reported by The Verge, rumors of a LeBron skin have existed since May, when some of developer Epic’s plans came out as part of the Epic v. Apple trial. Real-world celebrities have increasingly become an important part of the Fortnite universe, including everyone from streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to rapper Travis Scott. More recently, the spotlight has turned to sports, with skins featuring the uniforms of NBA teams and professional soccer clubs, as well as stars like Neymar.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.