I know this might make some people upset (and some will agree with him), but let’s keep in mind that Kobe is allowed to have his own opinion — and voice it. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Kobe talks about the Miami Heat and the support they showed for Trayvon Martin (see photos here) — even though it wasn’t just the Heat — Melo, KD and others did as well.
Check out what he had to say & let us know what you think…
…It’s given him a politically moderate stance on things, which was on display when McGrath brought up the subject of LeBron James posting a photo online of the Heat players dressed in hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin.
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.”