Kobe Bryant was accepting his “Best Documentary Short” Oscar for Dear Basketball when he sent a direct message to Laura Ingraham.
Moments ago, Kobe Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard and future NBA Hall of Famer, won an Oscar for “Best Documentary Short” for Dear Basketball.
The film was based on his retirement letter from the NBA and was up against some stiff competition. But as is customary with the five-time NBA champion, Bryant took home his first Oscar with during the 90th Academy Awards.
When accepting his award, Kobe decided to send a direct message to Fox News talking head Laura Ingraham, who disrespected LeBron James and Kevin Durant earlier this month by telling them to not speak out against Trump and instead, “Shut up and dribble.”
Read and watch Kobe Bryant’s strongly worded comment during his acceptance speech below:
“I mean, as basketball players, we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble. I’m glad we do a little bit more than that.” NBA superstar Kobe Bryant wins best animated short film for “Dear Basketball.” #Oscars https://t.co/UrCFEVd3B7 pic.twitter.com/FdgEjp1Ps0
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 5, 2018
Kobe takes a shot at Laura Ingraham’s “Shut up and dribble” quote at the Oscars pic.twitter.com/40CbggK7jw
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 5, 2018
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