FILE: Kobe Bryant To Miss Rest of Season

Kobe Bryant’s Twitter mentions looked like a shit storm yesterday after his Trayvon Martin comments came to light. Very few people let him forget about the tragic death and took him to task for the comments made in the New Yorker about the Miami Heat’s Trayvon Martin gesture:

“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.”

Take a look at a few of the responses:

Bryant didn’t take the comments lightly. He resurfaced on Twitter and responded:

But by that point, people probably didn’t care to hear anything else he had to say on the subject, two years later.

Hopefully during his next interview he’ll stick with discussing passing the ball and his hatred of Shaquille O’Neal.

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  • Careful thinker

    I do think him growing up in Italy has given him a different view on race vs us who grew up in America full time that why black folks view him as little disconnected.

  • Faidah

    I understand what he’s saying because when he was accused of rape I didn’t jump to his defense because he was black. As a matter of fact, I thought he did it.
    BUT where you can see his disconnect to the black community is him commenting on TM. That was the wrong case to use to prove his point.