He added that plans did have to change slightly based on the Bryant family’s request. “But to be transparent, we also got to a point where we had a certain amount of their story in the film,” Alexander continued. “Kobe’s family essentially requested that we reduce the amount of Kobe we have in the film.” When interviewer Rich Eisen asked why, Alexander made it clear that the team decided to respect the family’s wishes. “I’m not totally sure, but out of respect for their wishes we did it, we went ahead and we complied. … So I’m very proud of what we ended up with, as far as the amount of Kobe content that we have, that relates to Shaq’s story, but at the end of the day it’s a Shaq film.”
February 4, 2023 | 4:51 pm EST Update
Lauren Holiday was looking at Kohler bathroom fixtures for her own home renovation project, when she asked the sales representative a question: “You know what would be really cool? If we partnered and we did women’s shelters.” Kohler responded immediately, Holiday reached out to Sojourner Family Peace Center, the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation pitched in and the combined efforts led to nearly $300,000 to help repair and renovate three local shelters, including one at 619 W. Walnut St., just blocks from Fiserv Forum.
The Holidays, the Bucks Foundation and Kohler Co. also provided upgraded bathrooms in two other local domestic violence and homeless shelters, the Hope House in Milwaukee and The Women’s Center in Waukesha.