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Dear Basketball (2017)

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An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.

Director:

Glen Keane

Writer:

Kobe Bryant (created by)

Star:

Kobe Bryant
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Kobe Bryant ... Self (voice)
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On November 29, 2015 Kobe Bryant penned a letter in the Players' Tribune announcing his retirement from basketball at the end of that season. This film is the visualization of that letter, narrated by Kobe, scored by John Williams and animated by Glen Keane. Written by kbvsmj23

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"Dear Basketball" was shown and closed the tribute ceremony to celebrate the lives of Kobe and his daughter Gianna Bryant, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 24th 2020, following their tragic demise in a helicopter crash on January 26th 2020. See more »

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Kobe Bryant: Dear Basketball, from the moment I started rolling my dad's tube socks and shooting imaginary game-winning shots In the Great Western Forum, I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all - from my mind & body to my spirit & soul. As a six-year-old boy, deeply in love with you, I never saw the end of the tunnel. I only saw myself running out of one. And so I ran. I ran up and down every court. After every loose ball for you. You asked for my hustle. I gave ...
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Totally heartbreaking
27 January 2020 | by AgustinCesarattiSee all my reviews

I can't believe this is happening, tears have just fallen. Rest in Power Kobe, love you always.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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