Kobe Bryant’s ‘Muse’: Full Documentary Available On Showtime, Amazon Prime

The documentary delves into the story of Kobe Bryant's basketball career.

Professional basketball player Kobe Bryant speaks onstage at the "Kobe Bryant's Muse" panel during the SHOWTIME Network portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California
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The documentary delves into the story of Kobe Bryant's basketball career.

For those who are mourning the tragic loss of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse, is currently available on Amazon Prime and Showtime.

As recently reported by The Inquisitr, Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, early on Sunday morning. Since then, an outpouring of grief has occurred online as fans come to terms with the news. In addition, celebrities have also been remembering the sports star, including those that appeared in the documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse.

According to Decider, Muse can be viewed on Hulu for those subscribers who have the Showtime add-on. Amazon Prime also offers the film to its subscribers, and it is available for purchase on various VOD platforms which include Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu.

What is the Documentary About?

According to Showtime, the synopsis goes “behind the stats to reveal the story of Kobe Bryant’s career.” It explores “the mentorships, allies, and rivalries” that shaped his time in the NBA, which spanned 20 years. Muse also offers sporting fans the opportunity to find out more about his daily life, inspirations, and the “battle with his greatest personal challenge yet.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, Bryant’s documentary was produced by the multimedia production company called Granity Studios, which was founded by the player himself. Granity Studios has produced several basketball documentaries, including one, Dear Basketball, that earned the Los Angeles Lakers legend a Sports Emmy, as well as an Annie Award.

Who Starred in Kobe Bryant’s Muse?

Focusing on the life of Bryant, Muse also featured some other hoops greats. Among the featured cast were his fellow icons Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Derek Fisher, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Michael Jordan, along with Kobe’s father, Joe, who is also a basketball coach and a former NBA player. All of these individuals have issued statements regarding Kobe’s death.

President of Showtime Networks, David Nevins, Vanessa Laine Bryant, NBA player Kobe Bryant, director Gotham Chopra and EVP, GM Sports and Event Programming for Showtime Networks, Stephen Espinoza attend the premiere of Showtime's "Kobe Bryant's Muse" at The London Hotel on February 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California
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“Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players,” said Abdul-Jabbar, via his Twitter account. “But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.”

“Kobe was not only an icon in the sports arena, he was a man of the world and touched so many lives and communities in the most positive ways,” said Larry Bird via Associated Press.

Michael Jordan likened Bryant to a “brother” when speaking of the pain he felt when finding out about his passing.

“We used to talk often, and I will miss those conversations very much,” he also said in the statement.

Johnson used his Twitter account to speak out regarding the devastating news. Stating that he had been “crying all morning,” he also revealed that he was “heartbroken” regarding the loss of Bryant and his daughter.