- Kobe Bryant won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
- His film, “Dear Basketball” was based on a poem he wrote just before announcing his retirement
- The MVP shared that he is overwhelmed for winning the award
Kobe Bryant has another feather in his cap as he took home an Oscar Award. The MVP, five-time NBA champion is now an Academy Award winner for his short film, “Dear Basketball.” The film bagged an Oscar for Best Animated Short.
The animated short film was based on a poem written by Bryant when he announced his retirement from basketball.
The film showcases Bryant’s ode to the sport that he had loved all his life.
In a review by Variety, they described the film as “strange, yet surprisingly effective to witness Bryant’s familiar profile transformed into an adorable, Disney-style kiddo via animation legend Glen Keane’s loose graphite drawings.”
Bryan is very thankful for the award. He was quoted in ESPN saying, “I feel better than winning a championship, to be honest with you. I swear I do.”
You can watch the behind-the-scenes documentary shared from Kobe Bryant’s Facebook page:
Have you seen #DearBasketball yet? Let me know what you think below and check out the #BTS documentary! http://go90.show/makingof_KB
Posted by Kobe Bryant on Friday, January 12, 2018