Late NBA icon Kobe Bryant‘s long-awaited and highly-anticipated The Wizenard Series: Season One has arrived. The legendary Los Angeles Lakers star’s fictional tale aimed at young readers is now available in bookstores nationwide.

Big Facts

The new release comes from bestselling author Wesley King and is created by Bryant. The Wizenard Series: Season One is an enchanting tale centered on a young athlete who envisions himself a basketball star but his reality tells a different story.

Bryant’s popular series reminds middle grade students that with hard work, belief in yourself, and a sprinkle of magic, all things are possible. Also available today is Granity Studios’ special Collector’s Edition of the novel, which is currently #1 on Amazon in Children’s Basketball Books. “THE WIZENARD SERIES: Season One” is Bryant’s illuminating follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller “THE WIZENARD SERIES: Training Camp.” It continues a story of strain and sacrifice, supernatural breakthroughs, and supreme dedication to the game.

High-Key Details

The latest release gives readers an introduction to protagonist Reggie. Bryant’s character is determined to help his team win despite tons of in-book obstacles including a huge losing streak.

In this latest installment, readers are introduced to Reggie, who has never felt destined for greatness. He dreams about basketball brilliance day and night, but the hard truth is that he’s a benchwarmer for the West Bottom Badgers — the worst team in the league. Even their mysterious coach, Rolabi Wizenard, can’t seem to help them end their losing streak. Reggie is willing to train tirelessly to improve his game, but even the gym seems to be working against him in magical ways. Before Reggie can become the player he dreams of being, he must survive the extraordinary trials of practice.

Wait, There’s More

Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant has also shared her support for the new release. She went to her social media pages to promote the Wizenard Series: Season One book.

Before You Go

Over the past few months, rap stars Game and 2 Chainz have paid homage to Bryant’s memory. They both shard pics of themselves getting tattoos in his honor.

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