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Kobe wins Oscar for short film

Jesse Gonzales, Reporter

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    At the 90th Academic Annual Academy Awards, Kobe Bryant won another trophy, but this time in Oscar form for the animated short film category.

    The retired Laker star, brought home the trophy for his short film, “Dear Basketball”. It was about his retirement from basketball that he wrote in 2015. It was shared between Kobe and Disney director Glen Keane.

   Kobe seemed very much in shock to have won this award, and while on stage he said, “I don’t know if it’s possible. But as basketball players, we are really supposed to shut up and dribble. But I am glad we do a little more than that”. He then went on to thanking his wife Vanessa, and his three daughters.

  After the award show was over, social media was flooded with the news of Kobe Bryant winning an Oscar award. People such as Lebron James, Shaq, Magic Johnson, and Bill Russell. Former teammate, Shaq admitted that he was jealous of Kobe. Lebron said a congrats to Kobe and hashtag, #WeWillNotShutUpandDribble. This was saying that basketball player are more than only athletes, and Kobe is helping to prove their point.

   The day after he won, it was announced that Kobe now has the same amount of Oscar Awards as Leonardo DiCaprio. This is a very crazy stat considering how many movies DiCaprio has under his belt.

  This is how the winning of an Oscar Award went for legend Kobe Bryant.

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Kobe wins Oscar for short film