Trailer for Kobe Bryant Showtime documentary released

Kobe Bryant’s quest for greatness always entailed having a few indistinguishable qualities. His unmatched drive. His ultra competitiveness. His willingness and ability to overcome too many injuries to count. His pursuit in adding new wrinkles to his game.

But as Bryant suggests in the trailer for his upcoming Showtime Documentary, taking such a journey entailed many bumpy roads. The documentary will likely go into more detail on such challenges. Those could range anywhere from entering the NBA fresh out of his school, his conflicts with Shaquille O’Neal, finessing his demanding leadership style, managing how he shoots a high volume of shots without hurting the team concept and proving he can withstand a full season after playing in only six games last year because of injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee.

As Bryant mentions in the trailer, however, he has vowed to continue to push. It has made him the player he is today, a five-time NBA champion and fourth time all-time leading scorer. And, he believes, it will be the only formula in ensuring his last chapter of an otherwise storied career features a happy ending.

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