With unprecedented access, Lee follows Kobe Bryant from his arrival at the Staples Center through team meetings and pregame warm-ups, during the game itself, and at the end of his day as he, his wife, and his kids get in the car to drive home.
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This is an interesting screening, along with 2005 Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait (doc that first introduced this idea of filming and presenting the result of a team sport's event, focusing all the cameras on that one athlete). After Zidane, Spike Lee used the idea for Basket. It might be interesting, for sport enthusiasts, to see a game in this perspective. Usually TV sport broadcasts are everything but innovative.
all things considered, it is a very interesting documentary, knowing what a legendary player experiences in a game, even if he is behaving better for the sake of this documentary, its interesting to know what he thinks of other players and what goes through his head at certain points in the game, any basketball fan would really enjoy this
I'm sorry, guys, but I can't be impartial about this one. As a basketball fan, I've been following Kobe Bryant's performances since the first entered the league, so don't expect more than one star for this film. Spike got duped.
This is a contrived documentary. Kobe Bryant knows the cameras are on him and that every word he speaks is being heard. Essentially what you are watching is a basketball game with Kobe on his best behavior.
I'm sorry, guys, but I can't be impartial about this one. As a basketball fan, I've been following Kobe Bryant's performances since the first time I saw him playing, so don't expect less than four stars for Spike Lee's film.