Oscars 2018: Watch Kobe Bryant's animated short film, Dear Basketball

Former basketball player and accused rapist Kobe Bryant won an Oscar

Bryant starred in a six-minute film titled "Dear Basketball", an animated version of the letter Bryant wrote to The Players Tribune to announce his retirement from the NBA in 2015.

"Kobe Bryant wins an Oscar at the #metoo #timesup Oscars because hahahahahhahahaha women", another added. "This is insane, man, it's insane".

Almost two years after leaving the National Basketball Association (NBA), the 39-year-old Bryant won the Academy Award for best animated short yesterday for Dear Basketball, a collaboration with artist Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams.

"You don't have to sit in a tub of ice", Keane told Bryant backstage.

"As basketball players, we're told to shut up and dribble", Bryant said, a reference to comments made by Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who suggested athletes like LeBron James shouldn't comment on politics.

"The hardest thing when you start over, you have to quiet the ego and begin again". They welcomed their third child in 2016.

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it will be a reminder that Bryant was arrested over the suspected rape of a 19-year-old hotel worker in Colorado in 2003.

"When you have mentors like that in your life, everything tends to work itself out", he said. Bryant was later arrested on felony charges, though the case was dropped after his accuser was unwilling to testify. She later filed a civil suit against him, which was settled out of court and included Bryant's public apology to her, although he admitted no guilt.

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