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Kobe Bryant short film 'Dear Basketball' nominated for Oscar

"Dear Basketball," a short film by retired Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant and veteran Disney animator Glen Keane, has been nominated for an Academy Award.

The film was one of five nominated in the Animated Short category on Tuesday.

"Dear Basketball" was inspired by a retirement poem written by Bryant, which appeared in the Players' Tribune. Bryant narrates the film.

The Academy Awards will be announced March 5 on ABC.