Published: Monday 05 March, 2018

Oscars 2018: Kobe Bryant Wins Academy Award for ‘Dear Basketball’! (VIDEO)

Kobe Bryant just added another feat to his long list of accolades – an Academy Award! At the Oscars 2018 Sunday, Kobe won an Academy Award for best animated short category for ‘Dear Basketball’!

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Kobe Bryant proudly holding his Oscar for ‘Dear Basketball’. (Getty Images)

What can I say for my basketball idol?! It was such a pleasure watching him win an Oscar. And, though Kobe Bryant was a favorite to win, I thought it wasn’t going to happen. Especially with the current anti-sexual harassment atmosphere over Hollywood the past months. And we all know Kobe has a history with that issue.

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In fact, there were some people campaigning on social media that Bryant should not win. They said he shouldn’t have been nominated in the first place! This may be the reason why Kobe looked stunned when his win was announced.

‘Dear Basketball’ is based on his 2015 poem for The Players Tribune.