new Kobe Bryant book that chronicles the life of late Los Angeles Lakers legend will be releasing in 2021. The book’s author, Mike Sielski, announced the project via his Twitter account on Wednesday night. Much like Kobe, Sielski grew up in Philadelphia and will be writing about the NBA star’s early life and career.
Remember His Name: The Rise of Kobe Bryant is scheduled for release in Fall 2021.
The book will feature his family, life while growing up in Philadelphia and his high school career at Lower Merion. Sielski also added that the book will talk about Bryant’s transformation as a person and basketball legend.
Bryant grew up in Philadelphia before starting his NBA career in 1996. He played twenty years with the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA Championships (2000-02, 2009, 2010). Bryant retired in 2016, with a spectacular 60-point win as his final performance.
This will also not be the first time a Kobe Bryant book life will be depicted. Previously, author Roland Lazenby has written three books on Bryant – Mad Game: The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant: Showboat, and Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant. The Laker legend has himself written multiple books like The Mamba Mentality: How I Play and his fictional book series called Wizenard (co-authored by Wesley King). His last book, Geese Are Never Swans, is set to release on July 21.
A documentary was also released in 2015 – Kobe Bryant’s Muse, which goes behind the stats to reveal Kobe’s career, mentorships, allies, and rivalries of the NBA superstar.
ESPN reports that a personal film crew followed Kobe Bryant in his 20th and final season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016. That footage could potentially be made into a documentary similar to Jordan’s The Last Dance.
There’s no doubt that many fans will be getting their hands on a copy of this book once it’s available.