Heartwarming / Space Jam

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That was the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me.

  • Bill Murray spends a great deal of his screen time talking about how he'd like to play in the NBA. Later, he shows up at the Tunes' basketball game in a Big Damn Heroes moment.
    • Turns into a bit of a Tear Jerker later when he's talking to Larry Bird about it (who still doesn't think he'd have a chance).
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Warner Bros. built a court so Michael Jordan could practice for the movie. He credits this with helping him make his comeback when he un-retired... by leading the Bulls to a title, after winning a then-record 72 times in the regular season.
  • After the genius coyote successfully manages to booby trap a hoop, Bugs gives him the Pet the Dog he deserves.
    Bugs: Nice kaboom, Wile E.
    • Even moreso when you realize this is one of the only times someone calls him by his name.
    • This is then immediately followed up by Elmer Fudd & Yosemite Sam, in full Pulp Fictionnote  regalia, saving Wile E. when the Mon-Star who fell victim to the trap grabs Wile E. with the intention of beating him to a pulp for some payback.
  • The very first minutes of the movie: a Kid Michael Jordan playing with his father at his home's small court, dreaming of becoming a professional basketball player, all while "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly plays in the background. It's just beautiful.
    • "I Believe I Can Fly" is later reprised in the scene where Michael arrives back on Earth (through the Nerdlucks' spaceship) for his baseball game with Stan annoucing "Ladies and Gentleman. Michael Jordan!". It's equally as beautiful.
  • When Bugs saves Lola from getting squashed by one of the Monstars, she's horrified and very worried about Bugs when he gets injured in her place — but she sincerely appreciates it: "Oh, Bugs. Thank you. That was the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me." Cue Big Damn Kiss.
  • Despite all of them being from rival teams, Michael Jordan risks everything to get the stolen players' Talent back in the final game.


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