Kobe Bryant won’t be staying out of the proverbial spotlight for very long. In fact, he’s going to bring one of his true loves — obsessively studying basketball — to the masses thanks to ESPN.
The network announced on Friday that it is teaming up with the Los Angeles Lakers legend to create a basketball analysis show that will focus on the NBA. Details will debut in March and offer insights from Bryant, who will write, produce, and host the show.
The network said Friday it will offer fans “unparalleled game observations” from Bryant for a total of 15 episodes, picking up in the second half of the NBA season and ending shortly after the NBA Finals.
“Studying game film is how the best get better. It’s the university for a master’s degree in basketball.” Bryant said according to an ESPN release. “I learned how to study film from the best coaches of all time – Phil Jackson and Tex Winter. Detail provides an opportunity to teach that skill to the next generation on large platform with ESPN.”
It sounds like a perfect mix of Bryant’s obsessive nature about the game and his desire to help others learn about basketball. Since retiring, plenty of NBA players have gone to Kobe for advice and words of encouragement. Now Bryant is bringing that cottage industry to TV with a chance to help out a much bigger audience.