“In the days when we had a summit and we called the top black athletes together to talk to Muhammad Ali about his status with the armed forces, there were some athletes we didn’t call,” said Brown. “If I had to call that summit all over, there would be some athletes I wouldn’t call. Kobe would be one of them.”~Jim Brown
Kobe Bryant needs to go into retirement and shut his fucking mouth concerning the once ‘controversial’ Trayvon Martin case. The case was/is only ‘controversial’ to a predominantly hateful mindset that refuses to face simple facts=Martin WAS racially profiled, stalked, and subsequently murdered, because he didn’t fit in with another individuals concept of being “acceptable.”
Kobe refuses to be part of a faction that ignorantly rushes to judgement before researching facts. Seems to me, this once accused rapist, has a very selective memory concerning his own life. He didn’t want anyone to think he was a rapist, because he was actually exposed as a philanderer. He quickly sought support from the African-American community-Were they supposed to lend unyielding support to this black man accused of raping a white woman?
Who in the hell has “consensual” sex with someone and then apologizes for it? Judgmental folk might say a RAPIST.
“I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year.”~Kobe Bryant
What puzzles me most about Bryant, and his recent comments concerning the Trayvon Martin case, has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING but TIMING. Bryant was mum when news of the case went viral and said nothing concerning the verdict.
Before George Zimmerman was even tried, the Miami Heat, as a team, decided to protest the murder of Martin by taking a team picture that depicted everyone wearing hoodies. They were protesting the habit of profiling due to clothing which inevitably involves the issue of race. Justin Bieber can dress like Martin and create all kinds of ignorant scenarios in the streets of Florida, but he still breathes freely. If Chris Brown drove his Ferrari 100mph down busy urban streets and spit on the paparazzi=his hoodie would be permanently retired in a plastic bag along side of Trayvon’s. OOP’S I forgot he only attacks other black singers and rappers!
Kobe NOW claims that he believes Trayvon was “wronged”-after examining more facts of the case. To me, it makes no sense that it would take him over two-years to form this opinion, while in the same breath, criticizing others who bothered to give a damn in the FIRST place. Just because some of his peers chose to momentarily step outside of the routine of cashing checks while remaining silent/politically correct-doesn’t mean they were rushing to give “unwarranted” support solely because of race.
Perhaps, unlike Bryant, they bothered to really give a flat fuck about an unarmed teenager being gunned down by an adult who felt he was out-of-place due to his appearance. I can’t imagine the disrespect that Martin’s parents have felt concerning Kobe’s egregious indictment of his own people’s tendency to overreact to injustice. Black folks should never have been concerned about one of their youth being gunned down like a dog while merely walking to his fathers residence-Kobe’s vision of an improved racial climate in “HIS” America just can’t comprehend such a reaction. Keep counting those duckets while ignoring reality fool!
George Zimmerman might have escaped the court of law, but the court of common opinion/sense realizes this portly pricks true nature.
His Orenthal-like, lack of self-control after literally getting away with MURDER is appalling. 9/11 calls keep coming in exposing this assholes true nature-yet he breathes, permanently poisoning the atmosphere of fairness.
Obviously, Kobe can’t go for that! PLENTY of evidence, before, during, and after the trial,suggested that Zimmerman was a loose cannon…eagerly preparing for an apocalyptic armegeddon=Where The Fuck Were You Kobe? Too busy counting those dollar bills and buying back the wife you got caught cheating on?
My guess=You were hiding behind the same cowardice that ultimately keeps you from ultimately measuring up to your fellow, always silent on the issues, idol-Michael Jordan. You got ABSOLUTELY NO game addressing this controversial topic after the fact. Kobe, if you really cared-Why didn’t you investigate the FACTS and speak out sooner?~Daryl