Kobe Wins Best Short Film
March 9, 2018
Former basketball star Kobe Bryant won the Oscar for best animated short film. Bryant, a legend for the Los Angeles Lakers, wrote and narrated, “Dear Basketball,” based on a retirement letter he wrote to The Players’ Tribune in 2015. Bryant is the first professional athlete in history to be nominated for and win an Academy Award. The 6-minute short was animated and directed by Glen Keane and scored by “Star Wars” composer John Williams.