Possibly Another Kobe Bryant Documentary in the Making

Kobe Bryant (photo credit: usatoday.com)
Earlier this week, news came to light that Kobe Bryant hired a film crew to follow him around documenting possibly his last year in the NBA. I don't know if its true or not, but I really hope it is.

Kobe already put out a documentary about his basketball career earlier this year, entitled "Kobe Bryant's Muse." I'm not sure if it'd make sense for him to make another documentary. However, if Kobe is making another documentary, this next one could be a lot more personal. "Muse" followed Bryant's career as a whole, using footage from the past and few clips from the present. This new documentary is supposedly following Kobe, meaning this documentary could have a different vibe to it.

Most sports documentaries consist of a lot of interviews and use of vintage footage. I think Kobe's new film would give a different perspective, told from the player's point of view. Not to mention this film would revolve around Kobe's potential last year in the NBA. Also a lot of the footage would be fairly current. With Kobe slowly making his exit from the NBA, this film has the potential to document rising Laker players who will take over after Bryant is gone. All eyes are on second year players Jordan Clarkson (didn't know the guy, but I went to high school with him, which I thought was cool) Julius Randle and rookie DeAngelo Russell to take over as the faces of the franchise when Kobe leaves. I'm very curious to see the direction of this documentary.

Kobe has been one of the most impactful players to come into the NBA and has drawn many comparisons to the great Michael Jordan. You either love Kobe or you hate him. As a die hard Spurs fan, I hate Kobe Bryant with a passion, but I respect the hell out of him. He's been one of the best, if not the best player of our generation. The NBA will be different once he, along with Tim Duncan, retires.

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan (photo credit: lakersnation.com)
I hope he does have a documentary in the making because I would love to watch it. I love sports documentaries, you get to see how these stars rise to greatness. You get to see these players in a different light. It may be cliche to say, but these basketball players are just normal people, and it's refreshing to see that you can relate to them and their stories.