Oscars 2018: Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' wins Academy Award for best animated short film
MANILA, Philippines – Former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for best animated short film for Dear Basketball during the 90th Academy Awards Monday, March 5.
Dear Basketball was a short animation film based on his retirement letter from the NBA. He shared the Oscar with Glen Keane.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bryant talked of dreams coming true in his acceptance speech: "I don't know if it's possible, as basketball players we're really supposed to shut up and dribble." The website said this "was a dig at Fox News personality Laura Ingraham."
Here are some congratulatory messages Bryant received from his friends in the sports world:
Congratulations to my good friend @kobebryant for winning the Oscar for best animated short film. Well deserved!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 5, 2018