Thursday, 19 July, 2018

National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos at 2018 Oscars National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar
Julia Gonzales | 06 March, 2018, 02:28

"My God. I feel better than winning championships. I swear I do", he said. "To be here now and have this sense of validation, this is insane, man". "You don't have to sit in a tub of ice", Keane told Bryant following their triumph. The former National Basketball Association player served as an executive producer of the six-minute short, which was developed from a poem he wrote in 2016.

Bryant was an executive producer on the film and shared the Oscar with animator Glen Keane.

Bryant's award earned him praise from illustrious members of the National Basketball Association community including former teammate-turned-rival Shaquille O'Neal who, perhaps for the first time in his career, admitted being jealous of the former Los Angeles Lakers' guard. Bryant himself had read the text of "Dear Basketball".

Bryant is a five-time National Basketball Association champion with the Lakers and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

And during Kobe Bryant's acceptance speech, he threw a little political shade. You have to be a learner all over again.

"I think everybody wants to approach things in whatever position that is comfortable for them", Bryant continued.

Joel Embiid and LeBron James Appear To Have a Cordial Relationship
Without tampering rules in place involving players making pitches to other players, this likely won't be the first one James gets. However, among Eastern Conference teams with the best chance to sign James, the Sixers can't be too far off.

The film shows top moments from Bryant's career animated in hand-drawn images while he recites the letter about his devotion to the sport from a young age and a body that will no longer allow him to compete at the highest level.

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

Twitter lit up with celebratory messages for Bryant from fellow players and longtime fans alike.

For background context, Bryant was accused of rape by a 19-year-old hotel employee back in 2003.

The criminal sexual assault charge was dropped in 2004 and the accuser agreed to settle her civil lawsuit. The matter however, was settled in 2005 when the girl decided not to testify. In 2003, the Colorado teenage hotel employee filed a police affidavit accusing the National Basketball Association star of sexual assault.

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