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Podcast: How will Kobe Bryant’s documentary differ from Michael Jordan’s?

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Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan were similar players, but their careers ended very differently.

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On Sunday, ESPN aired the final two episodes of “The Last Dance,” which capped off arguably the greatest documentary series we’ve ever seen about Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest player of all time.

ESPN has moved up a few more of their documentaries to help us get through the months before sports return, but there’s one documentary that basketball fans will be clamoring for in the next several years: the Kobe Bryant documentary.

According to Baxter Holmes of ESPN, Bryant had an all-access camera crew follow him during his last season with the Lakers, just like Jordan did during his last season with the Chicago Bulls. However, to say that Jordan and Bryant’s documentaries will be similar in tone and content is probably inaccurate.

In today’s episode of “Lakers, Explained” — a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll — hosts Harrison Faigen and Christian Rivas tried to figure out what Bryant’s documentary might look like, which players will be involved (and which ones will get their own episodes), what topics will be explored, and how it will differ from “The Last Dance.” What are the odds Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young asked Kobe for a vacation in Las Vegas midseason like Dennis Rodman did with MJ and the Bulls?

They also talked about the latest news from California governor Gavin Newsom regarding the future of sports in the state. If professional sports are allowed in California by June, does that change anything for the Lakers?

All of that, plus some tampering stuff, on today’s episode.

You can listen to the full episode below, and to make sure you never miss a single one, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can also follow ours hosts on Twitter at @RadRivas and @hmfaigen.