Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant appeared together in New York City earlier today for a conversation about their new short film collaboration Dear Basketball.

The entire one-hour conversation between Bryant, Keane, and former NFL player/current tv personality Michael Strahan can be seen below:

I attended the talk in person, and can report that it’s an informative conversation with plenty of details on the creative collaboration between Keane and Bryant, as well as inspiring words from each about knowing when to move on and chart new paths.

What isn’t online yet is the short itself, which premiered this week at the festival. The six-minute project is based on a poem written in 2015 by Bryant to announce his retirement from the game. It is is produced by Bryant’s Kobe Studios and Believe Entertainment Group. Distribution plans for the film are still being finalized.

A frame from "Dear Basketball."
A frame from “Dear Basketball.”

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