LeBron James spent part of Cavaliers’ off day doing voice over work for animated movie ‘Smallfoot’

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James’ voice has been hoarse for a little while now — a product of constantly barking instructions at his teammates to get them up to speed with the playoffs fast approaching and the typical Cleveland springtime that has him feeling a little under the weather.But that didn’t prevent him from doing voice over work for an upcoming animated feature called “Smallfoot” on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ day off Thursday afternoon.”It’s about Yetis trying to find you guys, humans,” James said following Friday’s shootaround at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I play one of the main characters in the movie, his name is Gwangi. I was doing voice over for it yesterday. We have a launch date of Sept. 24, I believe, if not sooner.”It’s fun to actually put your voice into a character and then see some of the clips come to life. I’m looking forward to seeing my daughter watch it. She loves, obviously, animated movies. To hear her dad’s voice she’s going to be kind of weirded out a little bit at first. But she’ll get it as the movies goes on.”Gwangi is a giant purple Yeti who is a bit of a conspiracy theorist. James’ fellow bigfoot in the movie, Migo, is voiced by Channing Tatum.”Smallfoot” also stars James Corden, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez, Common and Danny DeVito. As for the release date, James might be a bit off, as IMDb shows it launching on Sept. 28.James is no stranger to the silver screen, having acted in the 2015 romantic comedy “Trainwreck.” He’s also expected to team up with several NBA All-Stars for “Space Jam 2” at some point in the future, but that’s still a ways off.This particular role for “Smallfoot” is quite a bit different than anything he’s ever done before.”They’re both challenging,” James said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have some great roles that’s allowed me to be myself with a little twist. I got a little time yesterday morning to kind of go through my lines, look at my script and add some more lines, so it was pretty good.”

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