Kobe Bryant Recites ‘Dear Basketball’ Poem During A Performance By Legendary Composer John Williams

Published on September 5th, 2017 by Astramskas, David | 490 views

John Williams — the genius behind Star Wars, Jaws, Indiana Jones and a long list of other Steven Speilberg classics — is the greatest film composer of all-time. He has over 50 Oscar nominations and five wins; only Walt Disney has more Academy award nominations. So of course, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant would call on the talents of Williams and Disney animators like Glen Keane to assist him on his short film called Dear Basketball. The short film is based on his 2015 letter written for the The Players’ Tribune and debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival back in April.

On Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl, Bryant surprised an audience attending Williams’ Maestro of the Movies collaboration at the Los Angeles venue by reciting his homage to basketball.

Click here to read more about Kobe’s animated film and how he got his muse John Williams — who  has never watched a basketball game — to be his teammate.



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