The best way to say goodbye to the game he loved all his life was by producing a high-quality animated short film and hiring the best people in the industry to do the job.
Two historical facts: "Dear Basketball" is the first time a professional athlete wins an Oscar. Kobe Bryant becomes the first Afro-American to win that award for the best animated short film.
Now, the beautifully animated film takes more relevance after the tragic events of the helicopter crash on a Sunday morning, January 26th, 2020, in Calabazas, Los Angeles County.
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