NBA stars got to take part in Oscars night 2018 after one of the sport's biggest ever stars took home a statue.

Kobe Bryant's win for "Dear Basketball" brought immediate congratulations from the league's bright lights -- and yet another tweak at Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham:

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Bryant also received congratulations from Lakers legends Shaquille O'Neal and Magic Johnson as well as the Lakers organization. Shaq was generous, yet also a tad salty, maybe, in his response:

O'Neal starred in 1996 feature film "Kazaam," which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences somehow snubbed.