Spike Lee's "Kobe Doin' Work," a telepic capturing a day in the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant, will preem during the Tribeca Film Festival before its May debut on ESPN.
The April 25 bow is part of the ESPN Sports Film Festival, a co-venture with Tribeca. Eight sports-themed pics will screen between April 22 and May 3.
Not that ESPN has any investment in this….
But the fact that they do, and the fact that Spike Lee is making a documentary about the Kobe that has earned its way into a film festival is a sign of just how far back Kobe’s image has bounced. Five years ago, they may not have even let him buy a ticket to get into Tribeca.
Kobe won’t have a ticket for this year’s festival either — the Lakers will be in the playoffs. He’ll have something better to do that night.