Kobe Bryant Lands Oscar Nomination For “Dear Basketball” Short Film

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Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant can add another title to his resume…
The retired NBA player is now a 2018 Oscar Nominee.

When the Oscar nominees were announced Tuesday morning, Kobe Bryant and animator Glen Keane’s animated short film “Dear Basketball” snagged a nomination in the short film category.

Kobe Bryant

The six-minute film is based on a letter Bryant wrote in The Players’ Tribune in 2015, in which he announced his retirement from basketball.

Kobe took to Twitter to share his excitement about his nomination.

What?? This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that the deemed worthy of contention. Thanks to the genius of & John Williams for taking my poem to this level. It’s an honor to be on this team.

You can watch the entire film at go90.com, but here’s a snippet of the Oscar nominated film.

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