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Nice animation, but Bryant's poem is barf-worthy.
Even with its potent John Williams score, Dear Basketball ultimately doesn't amount to too much substantial.
The sweet story of a little boy who falls in love with a basketball to become a true sports legend... [Full review in Spanish]
A beautifully hand-drawn animation and personal poem that is both impassioned and inspiring.
This short is so toothless that it doesn't even rise to the level of convincing advertising, even though it is a clearly calculated attempt at a rebranding of Kobe Bryant in the wake of a credible accusation of rape...
A heartfelt love letter.
[Kobe] Bryant's narration and Keane's drawings (which look like Leroy Neiman paintings come to life) mesh beautifully. It's hard to imagine another farewell this touching.
It features breathtakingly beautiful colored pencil drawings.
The John Williams score is a bit too, well, John Williams, but Dear Basketball is made with deep feeling, and it really shows; you don't have to know a thing about basketball to find it touching.
This offering -- which tells of Bryant's early fascination with the game -- might have been more appealing if didn't feel so ego-driven.
Framed as a letter to the sport he loves - and narrated by Bryant himself - it features some creative chalk-style animation that is fun to look at, but to be honest, your final verdict may have more to do with whether you're a Lakers fan.
There's no denying this is something of a vanity project ... but it still feels very earnest.
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