Since retiring from basketball in 2016, fans have not seen much of Kobe Bryant, except for a few commercials here and there for Nike. Now, fans can get much more of him as he and ESPN have partnered up to create a show featuring the six-time NBA champion, titled “Detail.”
The show’s premise, which launched Thursday, will allow Bryant to analyze game film throughout the course of the NBA playoffs and Finals. This new comes with the new streaming services from ESPN+ that was recently launched by Disney.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 12, 2018
Breaking down film is an obsession of Bryant’s that developed at a young age as he watched his father play professionally in Italy. That ability grew with him throughout high school and helped him during his tenured career in the NBA. So this show will allow him to continue sharing his passion for basketball.
Bryant is credited as the writer and host of the show, which is scheduled to launch 15 episodes of basketball analysis, seven of which are planned for the NBA Finals. With ESPN and Disney rolling out this new streaming service, it hopes to use Bryant as an attraction with a $4.99 price point. Check out some of the fan reaction below:
Man, sign me the hell up for this new Kobe Film Room show. Can't wait to watch this. https://t.co/aiOf3qa6Cp
— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) April 12, 2018
All Laker fans have to check out Kobe on his new ESPN Detail show he has. This man is crazy 💯👍
— Arshak kirakosyan (@Shaqk311) April 15, 2018
@espn no way I keep Plus after Kobe’s Detail is finished. That show is so damn legit!
— Uwi (@TalkinBoutHoops) April 15, 2018
Even if you hate Kobe Bryant (if so, how dare you), Detail on ESPN+ is fantastic
— Justin Garcia 🎙 (@tmjgarcia) April 14, 2018
For Nuggets fans interested in a look back at what the Nuggets defense tried to do against Kobe in the WCF and the adjustments Kobe made. This seems like it’ll be an interesting series to watch throughout the playoffs. Well worth the free trial of ESPN+. https://t.co/guoQFFYogF
— Patrick Arsenault (@parsenault19) April 14, 2018
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