Premium cable network Showtime has a collaborated with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant to make a documentary that tells the story of how he became the man that he is today. The documentary is set to debut in February of 2015, but an early first-look trailer was released Friday to drum up some early hype.
The 16-year veteran spoke with Variety about the documentary.
People know me because of what I am, a basketball player. In ‘Muse,’ everyone will begin to understand who I am and how I became who I am. I created this film to open up my journey in hopes of inspiring others as they guide their own.”
Both network and Bryant posted the trailer on Twitter.
— Showtime (@SHO_Network) December 12, 2014
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) December 12, 2014
Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, raved about openness that Bryant afforded the documentary film crew.
Rarely has a superstar athlete afforded this type of access and engaged in this level of self-reflection during his playing career. Throughout his NBA career, Kobe has been an intensely private person, so in many ways this film is the antithesis of the Kobe Bryant that the public has come to know. Through this film, Kobe opens his heart and his mind to the world for the first time in a deeply personal way.”
‘Kobe Bryant’s Muse’ won’t air for another two months, but it already has its first eager fan … Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore.
Can't wait to watch that muse documentary
— Scot Harvath (@24Bazemore) December 12, 2014
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