Kobe Bryant was always an outsider, and that perspective shaped his drive to succeed. Consider this observation from Gotham Chopra, director of the Muse documentary about Bryant.

"He was the young black kid who went and grew up in Italy," Chopra told ThePostGame. "Then when he came back eight years later, he was strangely the Italian kid now in suburban Philadelphia. Then when he came to the league, he was a teenager amongst men, so he's always sort of been this outsider trying to prove himself to belong."

Muse premieres Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Here is an in-depth conversation with Chopra, who says he was thrilled to take on the project despite being a Celtic fan:

Here are two preview clips that were released last year:

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