Kobe Bryant Takes Shots for Comments on Trayvon Martin, Race

Fox News, March 28, 2014

The next issue of the New Yorker has barely hit newsstands and already a comment from Kobe Bryant hinting that he may not be in lockstep with the black community on the Trayvon Martin shooting has people calling for a boycott of the Laker superstar’s gear.

In a wide-ranging interview, the future Hall of Famer was asked about the Miami Heat’s show of solidarity for Martin, the 17-year-old African-American shot to death in Florida by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of second degree murder. Bryant he seemed to take exception to the idea that African-Americans should base their opinions on race.

“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” Bryant 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.”


On Thursday, self-described civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., angrily called for a boycott of all things Bryant.

“African American youth should no longer buy Bryant’s jerseys or shoes and should boycott all products he endorses,” Ali said in a statement. “Bryant doesn’t identify with the struggle that our African-American youth face nationally. So why should we continue to support Bryant who has never truly identified with the African American experience.”

Hours later, Bryant tweeted support for Martin, saying “Travon (sic) Martin was wronged THATS my opinion and thats what I believe the FACTS showed. The system did not work #myopinion #tweetURthoughts.”



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  • Magician

    My first and foremost question for all Trayvon Martin supporters –

    “Do you know who Eve Carson is?”

  • Whitetrashgang

    Well he did rape a white girl which is part of the AA experience.

    • leftists are delusional

      Golf clap

      • Whitetrashgang

        Thanks, I am here all week.

    • I don’t think she was raped. I suspect she tried to trick him out of money.

      • AutomaticSlim

        Probably somewhere in between.
        She voluntarily went up there with him, that speaks for itself.
        But, he probably did get violent with her.

        I don’t much follow the NBA, but I have seen on the sports clips
        that he has a problem with throwing cheap shots when he gets frustrated.
        Usually at White players. I remember him hitting Manu Ginobilli pretty hard.
        Other players too.

      • Until not so long ago, I thought it was a marginal issue.

        Then someone who now posts somewhat regularly here screen name Robert Kelley (sp?) e-mailed me some documents.

        Kobe did it. His sycophants got to her and pressured her into not testifying.

      • Luca

        It wasn’t rape until he sodomized her.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Q: How do you stop a feral negro from raping a white woman?

      A: Throw him a box of fried chicken.

      • Whitetrashgang

        So then he rapes the chicken? Best throw him a steilhandgranate.with a picture of a white woman on it.

      • Dave4088

        I hear a basketball works, too.

      • Grantland

        How do you know when an African-American gentleman has recently made love to a white woman?

        His eyes are still red from the pepper-spray.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    The black response to Bryant’s response shows that in the black community race trumps facts, justice, logic, fair play, and any divergent opinion. Race trumps all.

    • Alexandra1973

      Funny thing is, it’s the very thing we’re accused of doing.

      • Jesse James

        If that was the way we conducted business they would all be living on some reservation in Mississippi.

  • Before you cheer Kobe:

    Remember, about ten years ago, he marshaled black racial solidarity when he was facing legal troubles vis-a-vis a certain white woman.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The race card comes out sooner or later.

    • So CAL Snowman

      To be fair he did throw Shaq under the bus. The little weasel told Colorado police that Shaq paid off his women on the side all the time. He asked why we was being given the third degree when Shaq more or less did the same thing constantly.

  • leftists are delusional

    Sounds like he changed his tune.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Boss(y) Hillary: “Get back on the Democratic plantation, ya interloper..!..”

  • dd121

    That white woman Kobe raped in Colorado a few years back, (that was plastered over in two days), does Kobe feel she was wronged too?

  • Dave4088

    Kobe Bryant’s comments make perfect sense at least to any reasonable person, but blacks are very susceptible to peer pressure and group think and he quickly fell back in to line following the bombast and threats from Najee Ali.

  • I have no interest in any opinion of any Negro sports player, actor, or ghetto thug. Especially one who rapes white women.

    • Luca

      Thank you. You spared me the keystrokes.

    • richard garyson

      I agree that whites need no negro approval to validate their views on any subject. If I recall, though, the woman Kobe was accused of raping had offered her consent during previous encounters and led him on during the alleged rape, so I would not necessarily consider him a rapist. In any case, any white woman who consorts with negroes gets what she deserves, and is forever tainted and impure for all white men.

      Once you go black, no self-respecting white man will take you back.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        In my experience, only the fattest, ugliest, trashiest low-IQ white women sleep with negroes. The southerners were right to enact anti-miscegenation laws. White women who consort with negroes in public are really behaving disgracefully.

        • Garrett Brown

          Unfortunately not the case anymore.

      • Magician


      • r j p

        Once a (w)hite woman has a black child, no self-respecting White man will even casually date them, no matter how good looking. Of the girls I know who defiled themselves, none have ever had a serious boyfriend or ever married.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “So why should we continue to support Bryant who has never truly identified with the African American experience.”

    I would say that raping White women in hotel rooms is part and parcel to the African American experience.

    • Alexandra1973

      Who needs the hotel rooms?

      • So CAL Snowman

        To keep it “classy” of course.

      • r j p

        LOL. Alleys are perfectly suitable places in Chicago for black males with a weapon in hand to “make love” to White women.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Travon (sic) Martin was wronged THATS my opinion and thats what I believe the FACTS showed. The system did not work #myopinion #tweetURthoughts.

    Kobe made the mistake of stepping off the black plantation which effectively canceled his race card.

    To get it back, he had to return to Trayvon Matin Purple Drank Kool-aid Altar.

    Besides that, who gives a **** what this 1/2 wit cretin thinks.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Looks like Kobe has joined Iran and North Korean DEMANDING justice for “Travon.”

    • Magician

      You know all of the above are photoshopped, right?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    And indeed, this marching in lockstep in their hatred of the White Man is why blacks as a group can never be trusted.

  • Peter Connor

    Cowardice Kobe!

  • MBlanc46

    What a humiliating climb-down.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    I’ve never seen a group of people that demand conformity more than blacks.

    • dewdly

      Conformity allows them to charge racism. No matter how stupid, criminal, craven, or erroneous a single black behaves as long as Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, and Kobe Bryant are there to save the day, morons become heroes of the “struggle”.

    • dcc2379

      Conformity also means hate white people.

  • Probably because most of his fans are whites. Kobe has been around for a while and he’s been ripped apart by blacks for not being black enough.

    • Alexandra1973

      He ain’t keepin’ it real, dog.