Homenaje a Kobe Bryant en la gala de los Oscar 2020

El fallecido exjugador de Los Angeles Lakers consiguió ganar una estatuilla en la edición del año 2018 de los premios Oscar

Juan López | 30 Ene 2020 | 08:31
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Kobe Bryant, ganador de un Oscar.
Kobe Bryant, ganador de un Oscar.

Según han adelantado desde Variety, en la próxima gala de los Oscar del próximo 9 de febrero se realizará un sentido homenaje a la figura de Kobe Bryant. Así, en el Dolby Theatre de Los Angeles, su ciudad, se acordarán de él en la sección 'In memorian', donde se recuerda a todas las personas relacionadas con el mundo del cine que perdieron la vida durante el último año.

Hay que recordar que Kobe Bryant ganó el Oscar a mejor corto de animación en el año 2018 gracias a su película cortometraje 'Dear Basketball', que él mismo produjo y que está basado en un poema que escribió el día de su retirada de la NBA.

El poema original en el que está basado el corto se publicó en The Players Tribune y reza tal que así:

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:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
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
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,
Kobe