Kevin Durant, Mike Conley win Oscar for short film | Inquirer Sports

Kevin Durant, Mike Conley win Oscar for short film

/ 06:08 PM April 26, 2021
Kevin Durant NBA Brooklyn Nets

FILE – Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Barclays Center on April 16, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. were part of a group of executive producers awarded an Oscar for the film “Two Distant Strangers” on Sunday.

Durant’s business manager Rich Kleiman and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs also served as executive producers on the film, which won in the Best Live Action Short Film category.


“Big time!! Congrats @TwoDistantFilm,” Durant tweeted, while the Jazz also congratulated Conley Jr. on social media.

Mike Conley

FILE – Mike Conley #10 of the Utah Jazz prepares to compete in the 2021 NBA All-Star – MTN DEW 3-Point Contest during All-Star Sunday Night at State Farm Arena on March 07, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Kevin C. Cox / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

At the 2018 Academy Awards, Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles last year, won an Oscar for “Dear Basketball” — an animated short film based on his 2015 poem announcing his final season.


Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short ‘Dear Basketball’

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