Like him or not, Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players in NBA history. Pair that fact with his interesting backstory and the looming reality of life after professional basketball, and you have the basis for SHOWTIME’s upcoming Kobe Bryant’s Muse feature-length documentary.
Per the official SHOWTIME press release:
As Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant prepares for his much-anticipated return to the NBA next season, SHOWTIME is set to air the original documentary film KOBE BRYANT’SMUSE, an in-depth look into the life, inspirations and challenges facing one of the most successful and complex figures in professional sports. The feature-length documentary is directed by Gotham Chopra (Decoding Deepak, ESPN’s upcoming 30 For 30 film, The Little Master). The film is currently in production in Los Angeles and will air this fall on SHOWTIME.
At this critical juncture in his career, viewers will watch as Bryant attempts to cement his legacy, opening a window into the mind of an elite athlete still motivated to be the best, but also contemplating life after sports. KOBE BRYANT’S MUSE will feature the successes and challenges that have shaped Bryant’s professional life as well as inform audiences who are unaware of the lesser-known aspects of his career, while offering new insights to those who have followed him closely.
Additionally, fans will receive a look at the mentorships, allies and rivalries that have helped shape Bryant’s legendary 18-year basketball career. Expect the doc to air some time this fall. Until then, discuss your interests in the film in the comments.