adidas football boots sports direct Former Lakers star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short
The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for Basketball, a poem he wrote after ending his 20 year career on the court in 2016.
He add it to an already jammed trophy collection that includes five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals, NBA Finals most valuable player awards,
a league MVP award and four All Star game MVP awards.
As executive producer, Bryant accepted his golden Oscar statue from Wars star Mark Hamill on Sunday night. He shared the award with Disney animator Glen Keane.
Among those offering their congratulations via Twitter were Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Bill Russell and Shaquille O Bryant former Lakers teammate who admitted, jealous lol. hanging up his basketball shoes,
Bryant has delved into business (a new Nike shoe) and various forms of storytelling.
The 39 year old sports superstar believed the nomination validated that he could succeed off the court.