Jena Friedman tweeted "Give it up for Gary Oldman and Kobe Bryant, for proving that men with domestic violence or sexual assault accusations can still accomplish anything". Bryant won an Academy Award for his work on an animated short called "Dear Basketball".
Bryant also narrates the 5-minute short, which is directed by Glen Keane and scored by Oscar-winning composer and Star Wars veteran John Williams. "I'm glad we can do a little bit more than that", Kobe shared during his acceptance speech.
Bryant's Oscar joins a silverware collection that includes aMost Valuable Player Award, two N.B.A. Finals M.V.P.s, and five N.B.A. titles.
After a 20-year career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant has used the same "Mamba" mentality he brought to the court to his new endeavors.
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This comment follows Ingraham's reaction to National Basketball Association player Lebron James who commented on the political issues plaguing the United States of America. "I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year". "I, of course, couldn't possibly know what actually happened".
Accepting his Oscar at the ceremony in Los Angeles, Bryant referenced Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who recently said that National Basketball Association players should simply "shut up and dribble". "To be here now and have this sense of validation, this is insane man".
National Basketball Association icons LeBron James, 'Magic' Johnson and Shaquille O'Neal tweeted their congratulations to Bryant following his Oscar win.
The film shows top moments from Bryant's career animated in hand-drawn images while he recites the letter about his devotion to the sport from a young age and a body that will no longer allow him to compete at the highest level. In July 2003, Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado.