Magic Johnson’s message to Kobe Bryant after winning Oscar
Drafted in the famous 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant is definitely the best player of his generation. After leading the Lakers to five NBA championships, including back-to-back titles with the help of Pau Gasol in 2009 and 2010. Bryant left the league as one of the best scorers and players in league history, getting as close as possible to the greatest player himself in Michael Jordan.
In fact, after announcing his retirement in 2015, Bryant scored 60 points in his final game against the Jazz, which is still the record for most points scored by a player in the final game of their career. Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying the superiority of Bryant’s skill.
Now that the Black Mamba has retired, however, Bryant is now indulging in his own business endeavors. After releasing a short film titled, Dear Basketball, Bryant secured an Oscar nomination for his work. On Sunday, Bryant won an Oscar for his amazing short film that amazed millions of individuals and the Academy. This honor was incredible, especially since qualified actors sometime fall short of the award. Being a five-time NBA champion, Bryant won the award within two years of his retirement.
Lakers Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson had nothing but friendly remarks towards Bryant in his accomplishment. He went on Twitter to congratulate Bryant for a job well done.
Congratulations to my good friend @kobebryant for winning the Oscar for best animated short film. Well deserved!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 5, 2018
Magic Johnson and Bryant are two of the best Lakers ever. In fact, the title of the best Laker ever is interchangeable between the two former players. In fact, Johnson had maintained that Bryant is the best Laker ever. This is surely a worth argument, but could actually swing in Bryant’s favor now that he has won an Oscar.