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Bill Murray Jokes about Michael Jordan Getting All the Credit for the Winning Shot in 'Space Jam'

Lois Oladejo
May 19, 2020
04:00 A.M.
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"Saturday Night Live" star, Bill Murray, made jokes about wanting more credit for his role in "Space Jam." He made this revelation in a hilarious virtual appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

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On Wednesday, actor Bill Murray made an appearance on a virtual episode of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show, where he jokingly said he does not get enough credit for his role in the 1996 basketball movie "Space Jam."

Although the veteran actor spoke with Jimmy about a lot of things, most of their talk was centered around Bill missing sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Murray poses backstage at the GQ Men of the year Award 2016 on November 10, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

Bill Murray poses backstage at the GQ Men of the year Award 2016 on November 10, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

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A significant highlight of the show came when Kimmel asked the veteran actor about his most memorable experience with Michael Jordan, who happens to be one of Murray's best basketball players.

Bill, then, recalled that he did play himself in the 1996 live-action/animated comedy "Space Jam," a performance he joked deserved more credit from people. He said:

"People forget I got the assist on the game-winning basket. I stole the ball. I made the pass. I got nothing. I wasn't even interviewed after."

Bill Murray attends the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney on June 7, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Bill Murray attends the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney on June 7, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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This funny remark came after Kimmel asked his guest if he had been catching up on the ESPN documentary, "The Last Dance," which centers around Micheal Jordan's final championship season with the Chicago Bulls.

Murray, who is a big fan of the Chicago Bulls confirmed that he had been watching the show while admitting that he loved seeing himself in throwback clips since he was at a lot of the big games. He expressed his excitement about how he felt whenever he saw himself on the screen.

In 1998, Murray won Best Supporting Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle.

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The 12 minutes 44 seconds-long interview episode saw Murray sitting in a bubble bath while wearing a white T-shirt alongside a winter cap. Jimmy, on the other hand, wore a white shirt as he hosted the show from his home.

With a lot more seriousness, the "Ghostbusters" actor revealed his favorite memory with Jordan to be when the NBA icon agreed to take a picture with his late mother and her friend. He said:

"There is the most hilarious photograph of my mother...standing next to this giant man..."

Bill Murray at Rome Film Fest 2019 on October 19th, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Bill Murray at Rome Film Fest 2019 on October 19th, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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"Space Jam" currently holds a record as the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time, and it still holds a significance for millennials.

Since the premiere of the movie in 1996, a lot has changed with the actors. While Michael Jordan has transitioned from ruling the basketball court to building business empires, Bill went on to have a pretty successful career in acting.

 Bill Murray attends the masterclass during the 14th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Bill Murray attends the masterclass during the 14th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

In 1998, Murray won Best Supporting Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his role in "Rushmore."

He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, as well as an Independent Spirit Award.

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