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Kobe Bryant Interview Set To Feature In Next Episode Of 'The Last Dance'

Kobe Bryant Interview Set To Feature In Next Episode Of 'The Last Dance'

'The Last Dance' is one of the only things giving us our fix of sport at the minute. The ten-part ESPN and Netflix series gives us a in-depth look at Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls, with some incredible behind-the-scenes footage.

The first four episodes have been giving us the background of various members of the team, with episodes five and six set to air on ESPN in the US tonight. They will be available on Netflix in Ireland tomorrow morning at 8am.

One of the things that has made the documentary so compelling is the interviewees involved. Along with Jordan himself, various stars from the world of basketball contributing.

The latest episodes are set to feature the late Kobe Bryant.

According to Arash Markazi of The Los Angeles Times, Bryant filmed his interview with the documentary makers in July of last year. It was actually edited for filming one week before his untimely passing in January of this year.

Episode 5 is dedicated to Kobe Bryant. His interview was filmed at his office in Costa Mesa last July and they edited it a week before his passing.

They went back and looked at it after but it was perfect; nothing needed to be changed. The only edit was the dedication at the top.

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Bryant idolised Jordan growing up, with the two becoming close over the years. The former Bulls player would go on to give an emotional tribute to his friend at his memorial service.

When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died. And as I look in this arena and across the globe, a piece of you died, or else you wouldn't be here. Those are the memories that we have to live with and we learn from.

I promise you from this day forward, I will live with the memories of knowing that I had a little brother and I tried to help in every way I could.

Please, rest in peace little brother.

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