Dear Basketball

Synopsis: An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.
Director(s): Glen Keane
Actors: Kobe Bryant
Production: Believe Entertainment Group
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
73%
Year:
2017
6 min
7,114 Views


Dear Basketball,

From the moment

I started rolling my dads 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 you my heart

Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt

Not because challenge called me

But because YOU called me.

I did everything for YOU

Because thats what you do

When someone makes you feel as

Alive as youve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream

And Ill always love you for it.

But I cant love you obsessively for much longer.

This season is all I have left to give.

My heart can take the pounding

My mind can handle the grind

But my body knows its time to say goodbye.

And thats OK.

Im ready to let you go.

I want you to know now,

So we both can saver every moment

we have left together.

The good and the bad.

We have given each other

All that we have.

And we both know,

no matter what I do next

Ill always be that kid

With the rolled up socks

Garbage can in the corner,

5 seconds on the clock

Ball in my hands.

5 4 3 2

...1

Love you always,

Kobe

Subtitle By SamiR

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association directly from high school, and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. more…

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