LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has an Oscar.

He was given the Academy Award for the animated short category. Bryant was executive producer of the six-minute film “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016.

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Bryant will add the Oscar to an already jammed trophy collection that includes five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals, NBA Finals most valuable player awards, a league MVP award and four All-Star game MVP awards.

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Backstage at last night’s Oscars, Bryant said, “I feel better than winning championships.”

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