"Dear Basketball" Earns Kobe Bryant An Oscar Nomination

Over the history of film, we have seen a good number of basketball movies and basketball stars in movies. But Kobe Bryant may have just come closest to bringing home an Oscar than any of his predecessors in the film industry.

Bryant, along with Glen Keane, received an Oscar nomination for his short film, Dear Basketball. The animated telling of Bryant’s poem by the same name was one of five animated short films to receive a nomination in the Animated Short category Tuesday morning.


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