And I’ll always love you for it. But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer. This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye. And that’s OK. I’m ready to let you go. I want you to know now.
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Dear Basketball, / From the moment / I started rolling my dad’s tube socks / And shooting imaginary / Game-winning shots / In the Great Western Forum / I knew one thing was real Starz BMF Genius ...
Analysis of Dear Basketball Stanzas One and Two. D ear Basketball, (…) I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you. In the first stanzas of ‘Dear Basketball’ the speaker, Kobe Bryant, begins by describing his initial introduction to the game and his burgeoning love for it. He knew, “From the moment” that he started putting on his “dad’s tube socks” and shooting “imaginary / Game-winning shots” that he was going to love the sport.
After 20 years of playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant announced his retirement from the NBA. As a farewell, he wrote “Dear Basketball,” a poem that encompasses the personal journey of his physical and mental sacrifice to the sport he loved. Directed and animated by Disney veteran Glen Keane and scored by the legendary John Williams, this animated short film is the embodiment of the words of his poem — a visual piece brought to life with stunning brilliance.
Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary ...
“There’s a saying that the longest journey begins with the first step, but Bryant’s ‘Dear Basketball’ suggests that before that step, you have to imagine the road.
Kobe Bryant's Oscar-winning animated short, "Dear Basketball," takes on added resonance with the basketball star's death today. The words of Bryant's poem, going from his childhood dreams to his retirement from the NBA, going through an arena tunnel towards the lights, of having given all that he can give, of letting go and saying goodbye, now, has a doubled meaning.
Mamba Mentality Book by Kobe Bryant. Now if prominent names such as Kobe Bryant or a Peyton Manning or a Tom Brady do not catch your interest, then you are probably not an American sports enthusiast, or you hate sports. But wait, maybe hate is a strong word. I don’t think anyone can afford to hate basketball!