Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary Game-winning shots In the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all From my mind & body To my spirit & soul. As a six-year-old boy Deeply in love with you I never saw the end of the tunnel.
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‘Dear Basketball’ by Kobe Bryant is a nine-stanza poem that is separated into uneven sets of lines. These range in length from one single line up to seven. No rhyme scheme unifies this poem, nor is there a metrical pattern. The poem is written in free verse, with all stanzas focused on Kobe Bryant’s love for basketball.
Dear Basketball BY KOBE BRYANT NOV 29 2015 EDITIONS United States Global About Athlete Application Careers JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER 1/26/20, 8:48 PM Page 1 of 5. And ...
Rest in peace Kobe 🙏💔~Mamba Out~
Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary ...
Dear Basketball. . Dear Basketball, From the moment. I started rolling my dad’s tube socks. And shooting imaginary. Game-winning shots.
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Lessons from Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basketball. It’s not often that a professional athlete writes a letter to their passion. But, Kobe Bryant wasn’t a normal athlete. In the wake of his tragic death, he left so many of us inspired. What can we learn from Kobe and his Oscar-winning short film, Dear Basketball?
Bryant meticulously gives an impression of how basketball is a craft, skill, and a process. Besides, it also gives an informed perspective of how he approached life. Throughout the text, he indulges the readers in what he believes are the variants that make a good player.
In 2015, Bryant announced his retirement from the NBA in a letter titled "Dear Basketball". 2 years later, the letter was made into an animated film. Kobe received credit for writing the film and he even narrated the letter in the film. It was so good that it went on to win Best Animated Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018.