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Kobe Bryant Discusses Work On Various Film Projects, Plans For Post-NBA Career

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 28 / 17

Former NBAer KOBE BRYANT long said he would explore the "storytelling realm" upon his retirement, and on Sunday unveiled a "10-minute video presentation titled 'Canvas City: Musecage,' which aired during ABC's 'NBA Countdown' pregame show," according to Baxter Holmes of ESPN.com.&nb...

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2017 SBJ-Intersport Brand Engagement Summit

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