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Kobe Bryant’s “MUSE” – Documentary Preview

SHOWTIME just released the preview of Kobe Bryant’s upcoming documentary, “MUSE.”

The feature is executive produced by Bryant himself, with Gotham Chopra serving as the director. To get some background on the development of this feature, check out Ramona Shelburne’s piece on ESPN from earlier this year.

“As a lifelong Boston Celtics fan, never did I imagine I would collaborate with Laker great Kobe Bryant,” Chopra said in a statement. “Kobe’s quest for greatness transcends rivalries and I’m excited by his and Showtime’s willingness to go down this rabbit hole together. I’m confident audiences will be intrigued by what comes out the other side.”

The full documentary will air sometime in February, according to the video description on YouTube.

Kobe Bryant Calls Lakers Soft

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]arlier today, on my way to work, there were reports of Kobe Bryant trash-talking his teammates and his GM while at practice. Apparently there’s video of said incident (below).

As Kobe walks off the court, he yells at Mitch, affectionately reporting his disappointment with his teammates. Kobe’s feedback: he’s supposed to get better at practice, however:

“these [expletive] ain’t doing [expletive] for me.”

Everybody knows that the best way to inspire those around you is to callously tear them down until there’s almost no spirit or will left in the body. Think of it like a mediocrity cleansing—Kobe’s just helping his teammates wash away the ineptitude.

During today’s scrimmage, Kobe also reportedly called his team “soft,” and more specifically challenged Nick Young & Jeremy Lin, as the L.A. Times reports.

“Now I see why we’ve lost so many games. We’re soft like Charmin!”
—Kobe Bryant

Kobe’s maniacal competitive edge has been well reported throughout his time with the Lakers, but through the magic of social media, we now have some visual and audible proof of what a hard-ass he can be.

While his attitude may be the most polarizing in the league, one has to respect him for his inability to settle for mediocrity (a trait most of us admired Michael Jordan for during his tenure in the league).

It may not be the most constructive way to go about improving the Lakers, but at least he’s leading by example during the days he’s present at practice. Stay real, Kobe.

J.J. Redick’s 30 Points Helps Clippers Defeat Blazers

The Clippers squeezed out a win over the Portland Trail Blazers with help from J.J. Redick who showed signs of the version of himself we’ve come to expect. The buckets were falling from all over the place, and J.J. finished as the Clippers’ top scorer.

“I’m a positive person and my glass is always half-full, I knew I would start making some shots. I never got too discouraged, but frustrated for sure.”

—J.J. Redick

Top 10 NBA Plays – November 8

I don’t always agree with the rankings—in fact, I think the number one play in this list belongs at number 10—however, there’s still quality material here.

This edition of the Top 10 Plays is highlighted by Steph Curry crossovers, Luol Deng dishes, and DeAndre Jordan climbing the heavens for another edition of #TheLobTheJam. Enjoy!

Allen Iverson on the Impossibility of Coaching

Besides having all-world capabilities and doing it with flare on the court, Allen Iverson became a hero of mine as a kid because of his relentless commitment to himself and doing things his way.

It’s great to see that one of my favorites shows self-awareness when asked if he would ever consider coaching. Owning his history and the infamous “Practice?” rant, Iverson treats us to a few chuckles and reminds us why he was such a great personality and beloved throughout the NBA.

By the way, has anyone noticed that Allen Iverson doesn’t age? What sorcery is this?

Listen to AI answer the question here (turn on the volume):

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