'Dear Basketball': Watch Kobe Bryant's Oscar-winning animated short film

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — After Kobe Bryant's tragic death in a helicopter crash Sunday, people across the nation are remembering him not only as a basketball player, but a father and man.

In addition to being one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bryant was a filmmaker. His 2017 film, "Dear Basketball," won the award for best animated short at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Watch the short film below.

The film's script was based on the retirement announcement Bryant wrote for The Players' Tribune. Read the full text of the announcement here.

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