Kobe Bryant’s Life and Career Could be the Subjects of a New ESPN Documentary

ESPN’s 10-part documentary series about Michael Jordan, The Last Dance, has been a huge success.

Now, we might soon see another one just like it featuring Kobe Bryant’s last season.

The late Los Angeles Lakers star died in a helicopter crash in January, and now ESPN is reportedly thinking that it’s possible to see Kobe’s life and career as a documentary.

According to ABC News, ESPN’s Baxter Holmes said that Kobe’s final season in the NBA had been filmed by a camera crew. In fact, they were present at each game and in the locker room.

The crews were given “unparalleled access” both at home and on the road with Kobe. They were even allowed on the team’s charter plane during trips.

A documentary has not been confirmed just yet, but league sources told ESPN that the footage has been in editing stages for years.

“They had unprecedented and, by far, greater access than anyone else ever,” John Black, the former leader of the Lakers’ public relations department, said in a statement. “We certainly allowed them to do everything we could within what the league would allow, and sometimes, with a wink and look-the-other-way, allowed them even more.”

Former Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti also compared the filming process to a “reality show” and called it “uncomfortable at times.”

Hm… well that must mean it’s going to be even more personal. We don’t know about you, but we think this documentary is long overdue.