Dear Basketball

2017, Glen Kine, US, 5 min.

Directed and animated by Disney veteran Glen Keane and scored by legendary composer John Williams, this moving short film brilliantly brings to life a poem written by Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant on the occasion of his imminent retirement from the sport he loves. Chronicling Kobe's journey from a young boy shooting baskets with rolled-up socks to his arrival at the pinnacle of basketball celebrity, "Dear Basketball" pays tribute to the ideal of pursuing one's dream, as well as having the wisdom to know when it's time to move on to the next challenge.