Kobe Bryant just added an unlikely award to his bulging cabinet — an Oscar.
Bryant won everything he could as a baller — 5 rings, 4 All-Star game MVPs, 2 finals MVPs and one overall MVP, as well as 18 All-Star appearances and having two separate numbers retired by the Lakers — and now he has the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film to add to that.
Bryant wrote the short Dear Basketball that was directed by Glen Keane.
It beat out Garden Party, Lou, Negative Space and Revolting Rhymes to pick up the Oscar.
He was given the award by actors from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including the robot BB-8.
Bryant now has more Oscar wins that some legendary Hollywood figures including Stanley Kubrick, Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford.
“As basketball players, we’re supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant said on stage.
“I’m glad we’re doing much more than that.”