Kobe has taken his share of blows in the past week by media sites that didn’t like what he had to say to the New Yorker about the Heat’s Support for Trayvon Martin.
“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. 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, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American.”
One person that showed his support for Kobe was Stephen A. Smith – a man who is used to getting blasted for his opinions. Smith appeared on the Arsenio Hall show this past week, sat right where he sat 4 months ago when he defended Kobe Bryant against comments made by Jim Brown, and dropped his 2 cents on Kobe’s comments about Martin and the people on “Black Twitter” that had an issue with it.
“Me, personally, I definitely think that he was right on point with that. I know a lot of black people are gonna be upset about that…” Smith said.
“And are upset,” Arsenio jumped in. “Black Twitter went crazy…”
“When I give a damn, I’ll let you know,” Smith replied.