In The Booth
August 22, 2017


With his legend-making, 20-year NBA career complete, Kobe Bryant launches his next chapter by bringing his renowned retirement poem, Dear Basketball, to life as an animated short film. Directed by Academy-Award winning Disney animator, Glen Keane, and scored by Oscar Award winning composer, John Williams, the hand-drawn film speaks directly to the game of basketball, and conveys Kobe’s gratitude, love, and passion for the sport before leaving it behind.

The short film premiered as an official selection at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.