Dear Basketball (2017)



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A 5-minute animated short inspired by Kobe Bryant's poem "Dear Basketball", in addition to a 22-minute hosted special with Kobe Bryant (both available individually or packaged together for a half-hour special), featuring John Williams and Glen Keane, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated short film.


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Nice animation, but Bryant's poem is barf-worthy.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Even with its potent John Williams score, Dear Basketball ultimately doesn't amount to too much substantial.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The sweet story of a little boy who falls in love with a basketball to become a true sports legend... [Full review in Spanish]

Mar 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A beautifully hand-drawn animation and personal poem that is both impassioned and inspiring.

Mar 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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...

Mar 4, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A heartfelt love letter.

Feb 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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