Bryant shared the Oscar win (and the stage) with director Glen Keane.
"I've always been told that as basketball players the expectation is that you play". Bryant said. "Well, I want to be a storyteller.' That's cute". That decorated tenure included 18 All-Star selections, five NBA championships and an NBA MVP award.
Last night the Oscars had quite a few surprises, and one of them came from National Basketball Association champion Kobe Bryant. Let me say that again. "This is insane, man, it's insane", an elated Bryant told the gathered media in the backstage area at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. In 2003, he was accused of raping a 19-year-old in a hotel room. "Thank you, Academy, for this incredible honor", Bryant, 39, said, alongside director Glen Keane.
The criminal case was dropped after the woman was unwilling to testify in court, but the civil suit against Bryant was later settled out of court and included his apology to her, although he didn't admit guilt.
The film shows top moments from Bryant's career animated in hand-drawn images while he recites the letter about his devotion to the sport from a young age and a body that will no longer allow him to compete at the highest level.
Periods of heavy rain possible Sunday , with scattered showers throughout the day and highs in the mid to upper 70s. But, it is not looking like this next round of rain will bring severe weather, just heavy rainfall.
India's Minister of State External Affairs at the event said his country is committed to supporting the project. The Prime Minister also congratulated the Asian Development Bank for its role in making the project a reality.
There have been plenty of films made that included no Black people and the white gay community was nowhere to be found. Suffice to say, Black Panther has a chance to do things that Marvel has never been able to accomplish before.
Wilder's been very active, he might not have fought top guys but they've still been decent guys with decent records. What are the best bets for this exciting fight? He'd be favored over every opponent Wilder has ever faced.
The release classified Edwards' status as "questionable" for next week's final regular-season games against IL and Minnesota. Shep Garner made his presence felt throughout tonight's game, draining several clutch three-pointers for Penn State .
With a screen close to 6.5 inches, Apple's big new handset will be one of the largest mainstream smartphones on the market. If you've been waiting for a dual-SIM card-capable iPhone, Apple might finally provide it with the 6.5-inch model.
Warren Buffett wrote that his multinational conglomerate could report $65.3 billion in gains of its net worth for the year. Morgan Stanley estimates that Berkshire could see an earnings boost of as much as $35 billion in last year's final quarter.
"Listen to us now", Putin said, prompting a standing ovation from the audience of top officials, lawmakers and celebrities. It is reminiscent of U.S. work in the 1960s on a similar weapon, dubbed "The Big Stick", but ultimately scrapped.
Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe applauds fans after the match against Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth January 14, 2018. Today was tough because we weren't very good for 70 minutes, but i have to praise the character and attitude of the team.
2612 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey's Syria op
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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Detained
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