Kobes Dear Basketball wins Academy Award

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Kobes Dear Basketball wins Academy Award

After winning the award for Animated Short at the Oscars, Kobe Bryant jokes that "as basketball players we're really supposed to shut up and dribble" before thanking members of his family, calling them his inspiration. (0:39)

At Sunday night's 90th annual Academy Awards, Kobe Bryant won another trophy, this one for the Oscar in the animated short category.

Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, brought home the golden statue for his contributions to the animated short "Dear Basketball," based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. As executive producer, Bryant accepted his Oscar from "Star Wars'' star Mark Hamill. He shared the award with Disney animator Glen Keane.

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Posted By: espn.com

Date Posted: Mon, 5 Mar 2018, 11:50 am

Tags: Kobe Bryant

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