You Can Stream Kobe’s “Dear Basketball” For Free
Kobe Bryant’s studio has released his Oscar-winning short, “Dear Basketball” for free following his death on Sunday.
Granity Studio, Bryant’s multimedia production company, made the short film available on the dearbasketball.com website and on Vimeo.
The Academy Award-winning film, narrated by Bryant, is based on a poem he wrote in November 2015 in The Players’ Tribune to announce his retirement from the sport. The five-minute-and-22-second short “tells the inspiring story of one little boy living out his basketball dream.” The film was directed and animated by Glen Keane, and Oscar-winning composer John Williams provided the musical score.
“It’s a message for all of us,” said Keane as he accepted the Oscar for “Dear Basketball” alongside Bryant in 2018. “It’s through passion and perseverance that the impossible is possible.”