Kobe Bryant might have stuck his foot in his mouth when asked about the Miami Heat’s support of Trayvon Martin’s family after Trayvon was killed.
Kobe was recently interviewed by the New Yorker. In the March 31st issue, Kobe reportedly discussed a plethora of topics with famed writer Ben McGrath. However, it’s a particular section of the interview that has jaws dropping everywhere! Kobe allegedly made comments which basically said that wide-spread support for Trayvon Martin was premature and that he refused to show support for the slain teen simply because he’s Black.
Take a look at what Kobe said when asked by McGrath what he thought about the Miami Heat’s “Hoodie” photo…
“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”
Guess he didn’t feel that way when he was hemmed up in Colorado with that less than African-American female and her accusations of rape. It seems he didn’t have a damn bit of trouble accepting the same type of “solidarity” that he’s seemingly disgusted with Trayvon for receiving.
We sure do remember Kobe begging for the benefit of the doubt and people blaming the color of his skin for the way he was being treated in the Colorado press and courtroom.
Funny how a young boy walking home from the store doesn’t deserve the same amount of respect that a young Kobe Bryant asked of all of us when he was in trouble.
What do you think…is Kobe outta line or on point?