2/24/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Dear Basketball- Kobe Bryant’s Oscar Winner Short Film

Kobe Byrant’s 2018 Oscar winner Best Animation short film Dear Basketball

On November 29, 2015 Kobe Bryant penned a letter in the Players’ Tribune announcing his retirement from basketball at the end of that season. This film is the visualization of that letter, narrated by Kobe, scored by John Williams and animated by Glen Keane.

Dear Basketball- Kobe Bryant (Oscar Winner Short Film)

With his Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Dear Basketball (2017), Kobe Bryant is the first professional athlete and NBA player to be nominated for and win an Academy Award. He is only the first African- American to win an Oscar in this category. 

Dear Basketball wins Best Animated Short Film

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