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Kobe Bryant hires film crew to follow him around this season

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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant wears a shirt in memory of Flip Saunders before the Lakers’ NBA basketball game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 112-111. (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP)


You want the most convincing sign yet that this will be Kobe Bryant’s final season in the NBA?

He has a documentary style film crew following him around recording all the key moments plus private reflections. Howard Beck of Bleacher Report had the information in his story about Kobe’s final game in Madison Square Garden.

But he did hire a film crew to track him all season, filming every move and collecting sound bites in quiet moments. No documentary is planned, Bryant told me. But don’t be surprised if we see one if this truly is the end.

Kobe has already had a documentary done last year, Showtime’s “Muse,” which was well done and a good look at what has driven Kobe to be one of the all-time greats. Apparently, Kobe liked that experience. Because I refuse to believe you hire a crew to follow you around and record all this information this season then plan to do nothing with it.

There’s a plan, part of Kobe’s brand we will see post-basketball. A new chapter that may well start next year.