Last week, Kobe Bryant sparked criticism for his comments about the Miami Heat’s “rushed” support of Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was murdered in February 2012 when returning home from a convenience store.
He was found to be unarmed, and was wearing a hoodie. The Miami Heat wore hoodies in support of Martin.
During an interview with The New Yorker, Bryant suggested that the team reacted too hastily in defense of Martin because he was black. Check out Wade’s response to Bryant’s comments.
“It was our backyard, and being in our backyard, being something that a lot of guys on this team—not only growing up in the kind of environment that Trayvon was in—but also having young boys,” Wade told Bleacher Report. “Knowing that he is a big fan of the Miami Heat. That is something that we got behind. As a team. I can’t even say the organization. It was as a team. We got behind it. And it was more so that than the color of his skin.”
Following Wade’s comments, Bryant took to Twitter to add a bit more context to his thoughts. He tweeted, “One more time for the tweeting impaired, this is NOT about legal debate or sides It’s about equality on ALL fronts #colorblind #genderblind” and followed up with “Critical or not. We’ve had a ton of convo the last few days about a BIG issue. That’s always a good thing. Luv to ALL who tweeted thoughts.”
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