Kobe Bryant was a winner last at the Academy Awards for in the animated short category for "Dear Basketball," a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016.
Former Lakers players Shaq and Magic Johnson, along with the Lakers team congratulated Bryant on his win.
Watch his short film below:
Congrats to KOBE first Oscar that’s big bro #dearbasketball. Proud of you, Big honor for you and your family. I’m jealous lol— SHAQ (@SHAQ) March 5, 2018
Congratulations to my good friend @kobebryant for winning the Oscar for best animated short film. Well deserved!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 5, 2018