Kobe Bryant kept out of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after Oscar win

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He may be a basketball legend, but Kobe Bryant won't be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences anytime soon. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

He may be a basketball legend, but Kobe Bryant won't be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences anytime soon.

The five-time NBA champion won an Oscar for his animated short film "Dear Basketball" and was considered for membership in the film academy.

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant gives his Oscars acceptance speech for Best Animated Short.



The academy's governors committee has reportedly rescinded his invitation, saying Bryant needed to show evidence of a larger career in the field before allowing him to represent the organization as a member.

The retired star played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers before his retirement.
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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and animator Glen Keane talked about their huge Oscars win while they were backstage in the press room.

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