Kobe bryant caused a social media storm over his controversial comments on the Trayvon Martin case.
In the March issue of the New Yorker, Ben McGrath addressed the wide spread support for Trayvon Martin including Lebron James and Dwayne Wade’s team in the infamous Miami Heat “hoodie” photo.
Kobe expressed that such a moved showed lack of “progress” in the black community:
“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “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.”
Kobe has since taken to twitter to actually SUPPORT the Trayvon Martin Case:
Kobe’s tweet clearly states he’s a supporter of the Trayvon Martin case. However he never once stated that he supported Trayvon but rather pointed out his opinion that the black community shouldn’t take sides over black causes alone.
Give us your feedback Californians….. do you agree with Kobe?
Stephen A Smith defendds Kobe Bryant’s comment on Trayvon Martin during his visit on the Arsenio Hall show see below…