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People are still hoping that this isn’t Kobe Bryant’s last season in the NBA but more signs are pointing towards the end. The Black Mamba recently traveled to New York to play the Knicks at what was considered his last time playing at Madison Square Garden.  It wasn’t just Bryant and his team however, he also had a documentary style film crew following him around, recording all the key moments plus private reflections.

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report (h/t ProBasketballTalk) 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.

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