Kobe Doin’ Work, Latest Spike Lee Joint, Premieres Tonight On ESPN

Kobe Doin' Work premieres at 8 PM E/7 PM C tonight on ESPN. (ESPN)

Kobe Doin' Work premieres at 8 PM E/7 PM C tonight on ESPN. (ESPN)

ESPN is right about one thing…

There might not be a more polarizing athlete in the world, but hate him or love him, you want to know more about Kobe. There might not be a more polarizing athlete in the world, but hate him or love him, you want to know more about Kobe.

Personally, I will be glued to the tube when Kobe Doin’ Work drops tonight. It’s not very often you get to see an A-list filmmaker make an up-close-and-personal documentary about one of the best athletes in the world. When that athlete happens to be your favorite active athlete, well, screw Transformers 2, that makes it the film of the summer. Should be insightful and a lot of fun to see Kobe like we’ve never seen him before.

Reviews and trailer after the jump…

Reviews:

Just saw a screening of Kobe Doin’ Work, a must for basketball fans. What stands out most is KB’s hoops IQ. – Mike Trudell, Lakers.com Reporter

There have been a number of films about professional basketball made over the years, but none of them look quite like Kobe Doin’ Work, Spike Lee’s innovative and intense chronicle of one game in the life of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. A fascinating shooting style makes Kobe Doin’ Work more than your typical sports film. – Ethan Alter, Film Journal

You wished they pulled the curtain back just a little further. – R.C. Cola (just guessing here, but that’s probably not his real name), Ball or Die

Paradoxically, by focusing exclusively on an individual player in a single sporting event — Kobe Bryant during a key regular-season game between his Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs — Spike Lee has captured the essence of team sport. Normally, an athlete’s analysis of his own game hardly constitutes high drama. But watching Bryant at work in a kinetic, think-on-your feet, moment-to-moment way, accompanied by his running commentary, fascinatingly fuses thought and action in a manner that found fictional expression in Hollywood genre films like Objective, Burma! or Die Hard. – Variety

Trailer:

Topics: Espn, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Doin' Work, Los Angeles Lakers, Spike Lee

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