Kobe Bryant is getting a basketball show on ESPN

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One of basketball’s best minds will be sharing its contents with ESPN viewers this spring.

Starting in March, Kobe Bryant and ESPN will team up for “Detail,” a 15-episode run that will be written, produced and hosted by the Los Angeles Lakers legend. The show will be a joint effort between ESPN and Bryant’s Granity Studios.

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According to the network’s press release, each episode will feature Bryant’s game observations on a NBA game that was broadcast on the network the night before. Bryant is aiming to “provide a perspective aimed at helping young athletes, players and coaches see the game in a different way.”

“Studying game film is how the best get better. It’s the university for a master’s degree in basketball.” Bryant said in a press release. “I learned how to study film from the best coaches of all time – Phil Jackson and Tex Winter. Detail provides an opportunity to teach that skill to the next generation on large platform with ESPN.”

The show certainly sounds interesting and should provide a welcome reprieve from ESPN’s slate of shouting-based programming. And if the success of Tony Romo and CBS this fall provides any indication, there’s a healthy audience for next-level analysis from someone not far removed from his playing days.

Bryant had been scheduled to make an appearance announcing the show at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Friday. But The Wrap reported that Bryant canceled the appearance, citing “a family matter.”

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