I’ll be the first to admit, it’s very easy to hate on Kobe Bryant. While most people hate him because of his douchebaggy ways on the court, he’s also no stranger to off-the-court tomfoolery. With that being said, I’m not as surprised as I thought I’d be by his recent comments regarding Trayvon Martin. I mean, talk about putting your foot in your mouth, son. Even if you find merit in Kobe’s stance on “societal progression,” it’s abundantly clear he chose the WRONG time to express that belief.
Now, where do I start with the fuckery? Ok, let me begin by saying, if I wasn’t aware of the context of his statement, I’d be inclined to agree with Kobe. Any group, regardless of race, color, creed, etc., shouldn’t just come to a contemporary’s defense without being knowledgable of the situation. Nobody wants to jump off of a ledge only to find out they were mistaken about the pretenses of the incident. Side note, this ideal doesn’t count during a bar fight. Even if my dude is wrong, I’m punching the shit out of whoever else, son. In any case, this type of thought process has no business being brought up when discussing the death of Trayvon.
Now, for those who are unaware, Kobe’s comments came as a response to the Miami Heat donning hoodies in support of the slain teen. Why would this fool choose that particular moment to throw daggers at the Heat players? Since when is it wrong to recognize the life of someone who was unjustly murdered? Then, after realizing how much flack he was catching for his words, Kobe tried to backtrack and say he believed Trayvon was “wronged.” Well, if that’s what he truly believes, that makes his criticism that much more ridiculous. If he actually feels the system failed Trayvon, his condemnation of others for reacting has absolutely no merit. This would mean the Heat players, and anyone who showed solidarity, are completely justified in their actions. Way to make yourself look like more of an asshole than you already are, Kobe Bryant.
All in all, this clown should just get back to focusing on “hero ball.” That’s all he’s really good for anyway. As a man who doesn’t pass the ball, maybe he shouldn’t pass commentary either. Keep your stupidity to yourself, Bean.