Kobe Bryant Wins Oscar For Short Film “Dear Basketball”
A poem that was written for the Players’ Tribune in 2015 from a NBA superstar received a lot of praise from the NBA community.
Little did anyone know that a poem would soon to be considered Oscar worthy.
Kobe Bryant played 20 seasons in the NBA won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant has also won NBA MVP, Finals MVP, and two Olympic Medals. The list of accomplishments goes on for Bryant. There was one accomplishment that he never even the slightest thought he would receive.
Kobe Bryant won an Oscars with his short animated film “Dear Basketball” with the help from animator Glen Keane. Dear Basketball is a short story in regards of Kobe’s relationship and compassion for the game of basketball. Throughout the film, you can relate to Kobe narrating the story and understand his origins of where his hard-working ethic comes from.
Since retirement, Kobe Bryant is currently doing a project for the Undefeated and he describes what separates music from sports.
“What separates music from sports is that sports is something that unites people, something people do together” Bryant commented.
With the recent success for Kobe Bryant, the future seems rather bright for the soon to be NBA Hall of Famer.