The former NBA star shared an article from Deadline which revealed that the flick was set to rake in a whopping $32 million over its opening weekend.
Sharing the article, James wrote: "Hi Haters!"
The movie, which is a sequel to the 1996 classic Space Jam, was released to some fairly poor reviews, with the New York Post giving it just one star and branding it 'nothing more than forgettable nostalgia bait', while the Guardian gave it a slightly better two stars, but called it a 'largely unfunny sequel''.
And the brutal reviews didn't stop there.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Richard Roeper wrote: "I've never seen anything like it. I also hope to never see anything like it again, and I wish I could unsee what I HAVE seen."
The AV Club's A.A. Dowd added: "Space Jam: A New Legacy takes almost nothing but wrong turns, all leading to a glittering CGI trash heap of cameos, pat life lessons, and stale internet catchphrases."
The Atlantic's David Sims said: "[It] feels like a preview of a more terrifying, siloed future, one in which having an encyclopedic media library is more important than enjoying the work right in front of you."
Over on Rotten Tomatoes Space Jam: A New Legacy has a score of just 30 percent.
But despite the negative reviews, the movie has been a smash hit at the box office, boasting the best three-day opening of any family movie since the pandemic started.
Last year, TMZ shared audio footage from the last day of filming in which James was heard giving an emotional speech to the rest of the film's cast and crew.
He said: 'I'm gonna be honest completely with you guys, when I found out about the project, I was like it's Space Jam! It's a movie that I grew up watching. People in the movie that I idolise. I was like absolutely, I gotta do it. There's no way I can turn down Space Jam.
"I'm just a small kid from Akron, Ohio - a very small town outside of Cleveland. From a single-parent household, I'm the only child, my mother had absolutely nothing. She was walking around high school when she was 16 years old and she was pregnant with me as a high school sophomore. So, I'm really not supposed to be here."
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