Dear Basketball Reviews

June 3, 2020
It's a narcissistic love affair for true fans only.
June 20, 2018
Nice animation, but Bryant's poem is barf-worthy.
March 19, 2018
Even with its potent John Williams score, Dear Basketball ultimately doesn't amount to too much substantial.
March 14, 2018
The sweet story of a little boy who falls in love with a basketball to become a true sports legend. [Full review in Spanish]
March 7, 2018
A beautifully hand-drawn animation and personal poem that is both impassioned and inspiring.
March 5, 2018
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...
February 23, 2018
A heartfelt love letter.
February 23, 2018
[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.
February 22, 2018
It features breathtakingly beautiful colored pencil drawings.
February 20, 2018
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.
February 14, 2018
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.
February 14, 2018
There's no denying this is something of a vanity project ... but it still feels very earnest.
February 14, 2018
This offering -- which tells of Bryant's early fascination with the game -- might have been more appealing if didn't feel so ego-driven.