ear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks Dear Basketball BY KOBE BRYANT NOV 29 2015 EDITIONS United States Global About Athlete Application Careers JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER 1/26/20, 8:48 PM Page 1 of 5
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Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary Game-winning shots In the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all From my mind & body To my spirit & soul. As a six-year-old boy Deeply in love with you I never saw the end of the tunnel.
Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary ...
Dear Basketball, / From the moment / I started rolling my dad’s tube socks / And shooting imaginary / Game-winning shots / In the Great Western Forum / I knew one thing was real
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‘Dear Basketball’ by Kobe Bryant is a nine-stanza poem that is separated into uneven sets of lines. These range in length from one single line up to seven. No rhyme scheme unifies this poem, nor is there a metrical pattern. The poem is written in free verse, with all stanzas focused on Kobe Bryant’s love for basketball.
Bryant meticulously gives an impression of how basketball is a craft, skill, and a process. Besides, it also gives an informed perspective of how he approached life. Throughout the text, he indulges the readers in what he believes are the variants that make a good player.
Kobe Bryant ‘Dear Basketball’ Poem Analysis (Digital & Print) This lesson guides students through an annotation, analysis, and creative response to Kobe Bryant’s 2015 retirement poem, ‘Dear Basketball’.‘Dear Basketball’ is a moving meditation not just on sport but also on aging and the necessity of change.