Showtime commissions Kobe Bryant doc

The U.S. cable network is producing a feature documentary about the life and career of NBA star Kobe Bryant (pictured) as he recovers from an injury and contemplates life after sports.
April 17, 2014

U.S. cable network Showtime is producing a feature documentary about professional basketball player Kobe Bryant (pictured).

Kobe Bryant’s Muse follows the Los Angeles Lakers star as he mounts a return to the 35-year-old NBA after recuperating from an Achilles injury he sustained last year, and contemplates his legacy and life after sports.

Producers are promising to give viewers “unbridled access” to the athlete as they look back at his life, formative experiences and little-known aspects of his 18-year career in the NBA.

Directed by Gotham Chopra (Decoding Deepak), the doc is currently in production in Los Angeles. Bryant and Chopra are exec producing in association with Mamba Media.

“Kobe’s quest for greatness transcends rivalries and I’m excited by his and Showtime’s willingness to go down this rabbit hole together,” Chopra said in a statement. “I’m confident audiences will be intrigued by what comes out the other side.”

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