Kobe Bryant Talks Documentary, Says He’s Afraid Of Life After NBA


Kobe BryantKobe Bryant is not excited for the future.

The 16-time All-Star is now 36 years old and has just two years remaining on his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant only played in six games last season because of leg injuries.

After filming the Showtime documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” Bryant admitted at a summer TV critics’ meeting Friday that he doesn’t know what to expect of post-basketball life.

“I’m afraid, too,” Bryant said, via ESPN. “You really have to lean on muses and mentors going forward, just as I did as a kid. It’s about having that next wave of things, which is scary as hell, but it’s fun at the same time.”

The documentary, which is set to come out in November, followed Bryant around through his difficult 2013-14 season.

“It’s more introspective,” Bryant said. “It’s about who or what has inspired me.”

As for Bryant’s Lakers, the team was not able to retain Pau Gasol, who signed with the Chicago Bulls, or sign Carmelo Anthony, who opted to stay with the New York Knicks. Los Angeles is still also without a head coach. Despite things not exactly working in the Lakers’ favor right now, Kobe said he is happy with the Lakers’ attempts to get better this offseason.

“I can sit here and tell you with 100 percent honesty that I’m happy with the effort the organization put forward this summer,” Bryant said.

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