Many on Twitter felt that awarding Bryant an Oscar was yet another example of Hollywood hypocrisy, proving their #MeToo movement was just lip service in light of the bombshell Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal.
Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, MVP victor and NBA Finals MVP victor, took home an Oscar on Sunday night for the creation of an animated short called "Dear Basketball".
The movie emerged victor of the Academy Award for best animated short, and was a collaboration with between the legendary John Williams and Glen Keane. Bryant collected his Oscar statue along with the film's director Glen Keane.
Bryant's comments appeared to be a direct criticism of Ingraham's suggestion basketball players should just "shut up and dribble" and steer well clear of politics.
Bryant's Oscar joins a silverware collection that includes aMost Valuable Player Award, two N.B.A. Finals M.V.P.s, and five N.B.A. titles.
It is important to mention the 39-year-old is the first National Basketball Association player ever to win an Oscar.
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When the former Laker told friends and colleagues that he wanted to be a writer and a filmmaker, they humored him, he said.
After retiring from the sport, the multi-talented Bryant had spoken passionately about wanting to be a storyteller, with hopes of carving out a new legacy away from the basketball court.
As it turned out, the recent "shut up and dribble" episode between a pair of National Basketball Association stars and a Fox News host was also referenced during the Academy Awards - by Kobe Bryant, as the former Lakers great was making his acceptance remarks.
After walking offstage with his Oscar, Bryant told reporters, "I feel better than winning the championship". "This is insane, man, it's insane".
The Celtics have a slight edge over the Lakers when it comes to championships, but the Lakers are now officially in the lead when it comes to Academy Awards.
"Ignorance is something I try to ignore", Durant said. "You have to learn the basics of things", he said of his foray into film.
"The hardest thing for athletes to do is when you start over, you really have to quiet the ego and you have to. begin again". The film is based on a poem Bryant penned for The Players' Tribune.
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