Kobe Bryant now has as many Academy Awards as Leonardo DiCaprio. Let that sink in.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film on Sunday for his film “Dear Basketball,” and Bryant used his acceptance speech to send a message to Laura Ingraham, the FOX News anchor who took a shot at LeBron James over his criticism of President Donald Trump.
“I don’t’ know if it’s possible, I mean as basketball players we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant said, “but I’m glad we did a little bit more than that.”
Another bucket for the Black Mamba.
James responded to Ingraham’s wild rant by firmly stating he “will not shut up and dribble,” noting how much he means to children who look up to him.
Bryant’s “Dear Basketball” is a six-minute short in which he narrates his letter announcing his retirement from basketball after 20 years.
Leave it to Kobe to keep scoring even after retiring.
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