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Kobe Bryant: Najee Aliís Project Islamic Hope is Coming for You Over Trayvon Comments: Boycott!
EURWeb ^ | March 27, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 03/27/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

*Civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., is calling for a boycott of all products that NBA All-star Kobe Bryant endorses. This includes his jerseys, and signature gym shoes. The call for the national boycott is in response to Bryant’s negative comments concerning the Miami Heat’s support of the Trayvon Martin family.

In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker. Bryant discussed life and race with Ben McGrath. When McGrath asked Bryant’s opinion on the Miami Heat’s show of solidarity with Martin in the now iconic “hoodie” photo, the LA Lakers star stated:

“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, 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.”

Here’s Najee Ali’s response:

“Bryant comments concerning the Heat’s support of Trayvon Martin are indefensible. When Bryant butt raped a white woman in Colorado who was a complete stranger. Bryant was arrested and charged with rape. He begged for immediate support from the African-African community. Bryant even went as far as to quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (incorrectly I may add in his defense.) The only reason Bryant is not sitting in a Colorado prison and registering as a sex offender is because he paid the victim off in a settlement offer.

“Bryant’s comments show his lack of compassion for the Martin family and their supporters. Americans of all races didn’t support Trayvon because he was African-American. We supported him because he was an unarmed youth who was racially profiled, stalked, confronted, and then murdered by George Zimmerman. African American youth should no longer buy Bryant’s jerseys or shoes and should boycott all products he endorses. Bryant doesn’t identify with the struggle that our African-American youth face nationally. So why should we continue to support Bryant who has never truly identified with the African American experience.”

For more info, Najee Ali can be contacted at mrnajee@aol.com

Hmm, maybe Jim Brown was right about Kobe:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: basketball; islam; kobebryant; trayvon
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1 posted on 03/27/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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I don’t like Kobe, but I think I’ll go out and buy his jersey!


2 posted on 03/27/2014 8:01:48 PM PDT by drew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kobe is so right. The man is talking about content of character not just color of skin.
Those who do not understand this reasoned stance are ignorant.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kobe sounds like he has half a brain, which is more than can be said about most of those race hustlers.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 8:05:46 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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A Kobe stake... out?


5 posted on 03/27/2014 8:10:10 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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Bryant might have a libel case against Ali.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 8:14:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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Race hustlers can’t stand hearing the truth..hustlers will always exploit race because that is all they know how to do, as long as their is a racial divide they continue making money


7 posted on 03/27/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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griswold3:" Those who do not understand this reasoned stance are ignorant."

No ! Those who dont understand this reasoning are (i) purposely (/i) ignorant !

8 posted on 03/27/2014 8:15:36 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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If Kobe had a son he wouldn’t look like Trayvon...


9 posted on 03/27/2014 8:20:41 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: clintonh8r

Yes, Najee Ali is a liar.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 8:22:45 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM Funny Money)
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To: Mark17
Kobe sounds like he has half a brain, which is more than can be said about most of those race hustlers.

Agreed.
Whodda thunk?

11 posted on 03/27/2014 8:22:49 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Kobe tweeted he still thinks it was wrong what happened to Trayvon. He’s stating the accurate thing that black people can’t blindly support others due to race.

This idiot is saying it’s wrong to say people need to not be racist.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 8:27:06 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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We supported him because he was an unarmed youth who was racially profiled, stalked, confronted, and then murdered by George Zimmerman.

Obviously, Kobe's statement that people should look into the facts is a direct threat to this moron's position in the matter.

13 posted on 03/27/2014 8:27:19 PM PDT by dirtboy
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Bryant doesn’t identify with the struggle that our African-American youth face nationally

Well, duh, he was raised by two parents who pushed him to be his best.

14 posted on 03/27/2014 8:28:16 PM PDT by dirtboy
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Guess I’ll buy some shoes!


15 posted on 03/27/2014 8:30:30 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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We supported him because he was an unarmed youth who was racially profiled, stalked, confronted, and then murdered by George Zimmerman.

Stupid, willfully so.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 8:34:57 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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Kobe may be wrong on any number of other personal issues, but, with good personal experience on his part, I think his view on “race” is more honest and rational; more honest and rational than it is politically correct for a “black” man to make.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:48:03 PM PDT by Wuli
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The Miami Heat is - except for Ray Allen - a bunch of THUGs. LeBron James, Wade and Bosch should tell the Martin family that Trayvon is a THUG.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 8:50:31 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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 photo shroud_zps9f3dbdc4.jpg Kobe is a flawed human, but he is notable for not worshipping at the Shroud of Trayvon
19 posted on 03/27/2014 8:54:33 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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20 posted on 03/27/2014 8:56:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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