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.
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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
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.
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A Reimagining of Kobe Bryant's Farewell Poem, 'Dear Basketball,' Using His Own Words The world has not been kind to Kobe Bryant's poem. The Black Mamba announced his retirement via ode the other day, and, in discussing it, almost everyone channeled their inner literary critic long enough for a potshot or two at Kobe's literary chops.
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.
“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.