Kobe Bryant Retirement Poem Becomes A Short

Former NBA L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will turn his retirement poem “Dear Basketball” into a short animated film to be distributed exclusively on Sports Illustrated digital properties.

The project is part of the Derek Jeter-backed media startup Players’ Tribune which will also help promote the film project on SI when it launches this Fall.

Bryant will narrate the short which Glen Keane will direct. Also being produced is a series of exclusive SI Films productions taking viewers behind the scenes of the animation process.

Source: Variety