Kobe Bryant Nominated For Academy Award

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has wasted no time pivoting to his career after basketball.

Last year, Bryant made his directorial debut with "Dear Basketball". Now, less than a year later, the animated short film has been nominated for an Academy Award. 

The six-minute film, animated by former Disney animator Glen Keane, is based on a retirement poem Bryant wrote for The Players' Tribune. The short's music has been composed by five-time Academy Award winner John Williams, who has scored countless Hollywood films including Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, and the Indiana Jones series.

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