DON'T PASS On The Trailer For Kobe Doc 'Kobe Bryant's Muse'
I'd watch it if it was produced by Shaq and Phil Jackson. Showtime is still prepping the documentary Kobe Bryant's Muse, which they assure the public will present "a side of Kobe Bryant that the public has never seen before." One could only presume that means a decent side, a side aware that other humans exist and deserve respect, a side that honors the institution of marriage, a side that passes the ball when it realizes its broken-down body is not what it used to be. That kind of side. (I don't like Kobe Bryant very much.) And I'm sure the portrayal of the star Laker will be fair and even-handed, since it will be produced by Kobe Bryant himself. Stephen Espinoza of Showtime offers this cryptic pull quote to Variety: “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.” If Kobe is exercising self-reflection during tantrums like this, then I'm Helena Bonham Carter. Gosh, even the title of this documentary is painfully romantic. If, for any reason, you want to spend more time with this person, you can tune in to the documentary premiere on Showtime in February.