Go behind the stats to reveal the story of Kobe Bryant’s career, exploring the mentorships, allies and rivalries that have helped shape his stellar 18-year tenure in the NBA, and offering access to his daily experiences, his lifelong inspirations and the battle with his greatest personal challenge yet.
Few athletes are more polarizing than Kobe Bryant, whose storied career with the Los Angeles Lakers has been punctuated by controversy both on and off the court. Moreover, with injury again jeopardizing Kobe’s basketball future, the Showtime documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” is a guided tour that sacrifices editorial perspective for up-close-and-personal access. Coming on the heels of docs devoted to Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard, the highlights should hold some interest to NBA fans, while shedding light on the notoriously guarded shooting guard only to the extent he’s comfortable allowing.
Produced and directed by Gotham Chopra, the film uses black-and-white footage to create a spare, almost clinical atmosphere around Bryant’s rehabilitation efforts, as he diligently seeks to ascertain if his body can bounce back after putting an ungodly amount of on-court mileage on it as a pro and talks candidly about how he’s not sure he’ll ever know the precise moment when it’s time to hang up his lucratively endorsed sneakers.
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