Kobe Bryant’s MUSE (Launch Trailer)

It became more than a documentary, it became therapy on film.

Kobe Bryant’s MUSE Showtime documentary was previously slated for premiere at the start of the season. But after a push-back to probably get everything right, and as the new trailer above even depicts, even more footage of the start of the season, the documentary will see release in February.

With Kobe on the cusp of passing MJ with 31 more points before tonight’s game at San Antonio, the all-new launch trailer is a powerful 1 minute viewing above. I’m really lookin’ forward to this doc; after all, Kobe is one of the most fascinating NBA subjects, let alone any subject I’d tune in with a fly on the wall view.

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Logic ‘Under Pressure’ MTV Mini-Documentary

Today marks the release of Logic‘s long awaited debut album, ‘Under Pressure.’ To go along with the album drop, Logic and MTV have come together to create this mini-documentary where we hear from Logic, his father, and Logic’s god mother about the young MC’s tough and troubled beginnings. It’s been a long time coming and one hell of a journey for the Maryland MC. Proud to say I’ve played witness to a good amount of the journey. If you have yet to hear the album, I suggest you get on it below.


30 For 30: Playing for the Mob

30 For 30 is back! The new season of 6 films began this past Tuesday with 30 For 30: Playing for the Mob — a gripping story of college basketball and the mafia. To be more specific, the Boston College point shaving scandal in 1978-79 that involved the real-life Goodfellas in Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke. As a fan of the movie (which I saw too young as a child, ha!) and all things basketball, I knew I would enjoy it… I just didn’t know I would enjoy it this much. Well-done doc on the story that actually features lengthy sit-downs with Henry Hill before his passing in 2012. They also hear the side of the story from BC guard Jim Sweeney and splice in the various, appropriate Goodfellas clips that refer to the real-life events stemming from this point shaving scandal. Crazy.

Here is the stream of the full documentary below, though I should warn you… don’t make it the absolute last thing you do at night. I finished this last night, passed out, then had a bad dream this morning. I’m putting sole blame on watching this 75 minute documentary about the mafia for that. Haha, enjoy!


Lupe Fiasco & Amare Stoudemire executive producing AAU documentary

You may recall Lupe & Amare Stoudemire linking up for a project called Little Ballers not too long ago. Well, today, some new news for the positive will make the project even larger as both Lu & Amare will act as executive producers of the Little Ballers documentary highlighting the behind the scenes of AAU Basketball and the rise of a few hoop dreamers within NYC.

The 80-minute doc will also contain commentary from Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash, Joakim Noah and more NBA players and journalists.

Little Ballers is set for a November 26th premiere on Nicktoons with this Kobe Bryant teaser also accompanying the news today. These kids gotta step up their free throw game to compete with the Mamba.

I wanted to executive produce Little Ballers because I once was a little baller. It made a major impact on my life, helped me to become a better man and a better leader. Youth sports are very important for children — there are so many lessons to learn that impacts their lives forever. Sports help build character, discipline and teamwork, which are all important aspects for the future.

– Amare Stoudemire


Kobe Bryant’s Muse [Trailer]

Aaaannd, I’m inspired.

1-minute and some Kobe narrated clips is all it’ll take. Here is the Kobe Bryant’s Muse Trailer for the upcoming Showtime documentary series. I thought it was just going to be a one-time doc, but it’ll actually be a series starting when the NBA season does this November. Lookin’ forward to seeing the famed work ethic and mentality of the Black Mamba.

If you wanna accomplish anything of significance or have a serious impact, you gotta make those sacrifices – you have to make that choice. I made that choice a long time ago.

Yesterday it was Kobe’s 36th birthday, too. I wished him a HBD with this classic, rare photo of him with Kenan & Kel. Ha! Great throwback. (Look at that Champion jacket!)

Kobe and Kenan & Kel, circa 1996.