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Kobe dropped from film festival jury over '03 rape allegation

The Animation is Film Festival has dropped Kobe Bryant from its jury due to an online protest calling for the Los Angeles Lakers legend to be removed. “After discussions with the various stakeholders of Animation Is Film, the decision has been made to remove Kobe Bryant from the 2018 jury,”<a h… NBA | theScore

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Film Room: How teams are maximizing the skills of each 1st-round rookie QB

Evaluating quarterback prospects is a two-fold process for NFL scouting departments. At the outset, scouts are tasked with identifying and grading each player’s individual traits – for example, a strong arm or quick decision-making. Beyond that comes the scheme question, which can be more difficult. NFL coaches and executives must decide if and how a player will be able to ...

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Film Room: How Yannick Ngakoue strikes fear into his opponents

Merriam-Webster defines fear as “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.” If you’re a left tackle in the NFL, that’s the feeling you get lining up across from Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. On a defense filled with players who keep offensive coordinators up at night, Ngakoue has earned his place among the most ...

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Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' wins Oscar for Best Animated Short Film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too. The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,a poem he penned for The Players Tribune in 2015.  He’ll add it to an already jammed trophy collection that includes five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals, NBA Finals most ...

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Kobe's 'Dear Basketball' wins Oscar for Best Animated Short Film

Black Mamba can now add a certain gold statuette to his trophy case. “Dear Basketball,” the animated short based on the eponymous letter written by Kobe Bryant regarding his retirement from the NBA, won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Directed by Glen Keane,… NBA | theScore

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Atlanta Hawks accept #BlackPantherChallenge, bring 150 youth to see film

ATLANTA – On Feb. 21, the Atlanta Hawks will show the film “Black Panther” to more than 150 youth and chaperones at Regal Atlantic Station Stadium as part of the team’s Black History Month celebration. Hawks players, including Mike Muscala and 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars participant Taurean Prince, will address the youth and engage in a Q&A session ...

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Short film shows every concussion in the NFL this season

There were 281 reported concussions in the NFL during the 2017 season, the most ever since the league began releasing data in 2012. Data artist Josh Begley has compiled each one of them into a short film titled “Concussion Protocol.” As chilling as the film is, Begley said its intent isn’t to argue for the end of football. “In the ...

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