Monday, March 31, 2014

Kobe Bryant Suffers "Blacklash"

In an interview with Ben McGrath for the March issue of The New Yorker, McGrath asked about Bryant’s reaction to the Miami Heat’s show of hoodied solidarity with Trayvon Martin last year, to which Kobe Bryant responded, "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, if 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.”

That simple response that merely repudiated a mindless group-think, has brought the wrath of liberal blacks down upon Kobe Bryant.

Roland Martin the dopey newser whose tweet ("If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!") two years ago (February, 2012) got him suspended from CNN, responded to Bryant’s, statement with, Remember when @JimBrownNFL32 took heat for blasting @kobebryant? Jim knew what he was talking about. Kobe is clueless about #TrayvonMartin.”


“Let's just call it what it is: @kobebryant went to the Michael Jordan School of Don't Say Jack, Don't Do Jack. Just Cash Checks. Man, please”

A piece at The Urban Daily slammed Bryant for being a "jerk," adding, "Over the span of Kobe Bryant‘s career...we’ve seen him do and say some very smug, cavalier and even cornball things at times but the comments that he made regarding the Miami Heat’s support after Trayvon Martin was far takes the cake!"

The term "cornball" is often used to disparage blacks for "acting white."

Career criminal and freshly minted “activist” Najee Ali, director of the little known Project Islamic H.O.P.E., angrily called for a boycott of Bryant; "African American youth should no longer buy Bryant’s jerseys or shoes and should boycott all products he endorses."

Interesting enough, Kobe Bryant had already tweeted, “Travon Martin was wronged THATS my opinion and thats what I believe the FACTS showed. The system did not work #myopinion #tweetURthoughts”

It’s said, that you’re known by who your friends are, BUT who your enemies are says a lot about a person as well...and right now, Kobe Bryant’s enemies are making him look very good.

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