Kobe Bryant's "Dear Basketball" wins Sports Emmy
ABS-CBN Sports on May 09, 2018 12:47 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant address the crowd during his jersey retirement ceremony on December 18, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant continues to add hardware to his mantle in his post-playing days.
After taking home a "Best Animated Short" Oscar for "Dear Basketball" last March, the Lakers great's creation won a Sports Emmy for "Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design," Wednesday (PHL time), during a ceremony at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
Bryant was not there personally to receive the award though.
The video is an animated reading of Bryant's poem of the same name, which he used to announce his retirement in 2015.
The short previously also won an Annie award for "Best Animated Short Subject."
Bryant is a five-time NBA champion, a two-time Finals MVP, a one-time regular season MVP, and a 16-time NBA All-Star, with four NBA All-Star Game MVP awards.