Kobe Bryant wins his first-ever Oscar for 'Dear Basketball'

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Bryant won an Oscar for his short animated film "Dear Basketball," which stems from a 2015 poem he wrote to explain his love for the game and how much it meant to him, using it as an exit strategy upon retiring.

The five-time NBA championship victor won the award for his short film, Dear Basketball, and accepted the honor with his director, Glen Keane, during the show.

"As a basketball player, you're really supposed to shut up and dribble, but I'm glad we're doing a little bit more than that", he said.

Upon accepting the award, Bryant used this platform and opportunity to take a shot at Fox News' Laura Ingraham for her statement earlier this directed at Lebron James. "Dear Basketball" is a 4-minute cartoon during which Bryant narrates his feelings about retiring from basketball.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant won five National Basketball Association championships through the course of 20-year career in the National Basketball Association.

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"It's, I feel, better than winning the championship, to be honest with you", Kobe told reporters. "To be here now and have this sense of validation, this is insane, man", Bryant said.

Several NBA players and former players, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Magic Johnson, and Shaq, congratulated Bryant on his Academy Award win.

Kobe Bryant's peers must be exhausted of watching him win.

Bryant is a five-time National Basketball Association champion with the Lakers and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. "But Kobe Bryant, who was charged with a horrific sexual assault, was nominated".

"The hardest thing for athletes to do is when you start over, you really have to quiet the ego and you have to ... begin again", Bryant informed. Following sentiments shared by his co-winner who noted that through passion and perseverance, "the impossible is possible", Bryant added: "I don't know if it's possible". The young woman decided not to testify just before the trial and the charges were dropped, and she later filed a civil suit that was settled out of court.

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