Kobe Bryant is coming back to take over a television near you.

On Friday, ESPN announced that the network has teamed up with Bryant and his studio, Granity Studio, for a 15-episode series called Detail set to debut in March.

In Detail, Bryant, who will write, host and produce the series, will “provide a perspective aimed at helping young athletes, players and coaches see the game in a different way,” according to the official release. The show is aimed at young athletes, current professional basketball players and coaches looking for deeper analysis of an athlete’s in-game execution.

“Studying game film is how the best get better. It’s the university for a master’s degree in basketball,” Bryant said. “I learned how to study film from the best coaches of all time – Phil Jackson and Tex Winter. Detail provides an opportunity to teach that skill to the next generation on large platform with ESPN.”

Detail marks the third project for Bryant’s Granity Studios and ESPN. Throughout the 2016-17 NBA season, the former longtime Laker partnered with the network for a limited run of Canvas City and short packages called MuseCage Basketball Network (MBN) for ESPN’s NBA Countdown show.

Kobe’s Impact on the NBA

Although Bryant has been off the NBA courts since his 20-year career ended back in April 2016, his impact can still be felt in the basketball world. Many current players continue to wear his on-court signature shoe line, including DeMar DeRozan and Isaiah Thomas.

His “Mamba Mentality” phrase has also caught on to players as well, with players such as Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo taking the mentality to heart.

Bryant continues to serve as a mentor for many players in the league, keeping in contact through text with players and even working out with players. The five-time champion was most recently seen having dinner with current Laker rookie Kyle Kuzma back in November.

Bryant not only made his mark as a player, but he continues to impact the game of basketball in different ways following his retirement.


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