Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dwayne Wade: "It was more than just the color of his skin" to Kobe Bryant

Good point..a young man is dead and happened to be a huge fan of the Miami Heat and his residence was the city of Miami. A young man by the way who was unarmed. So who is really using race in this dialogue Kobe?

In case you missed it, Kobe gave an interview with the New Yorker Magazine whereas he made the subtle if not outright accusation that Trayvon Martin received support from a community that did not know all the facts in the case.

reports Grio:

Before Friday's game in Detroit, which Wade missed with a sore hamstring, the Heat guard disputed the implication that Martin's race was the overriding factor in the team's decision to pose for the photo. He said that proximity also played a part. While Martin was killed in Central Florida, he grew up in the Miami area.

"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."

Wade, James and Chris Bosh have not been afraid to step out of the athletic arena and express their opinions. James recently spoke of his willingness, in reference to the advertisement that he appeared in at President Obama's request, to promote the Affordable Care Act.

"There's a lot of causes that go on, that players get behind, and it's not all black causes," Wade said. "You know what I mean? Most of the causes have something to do with something that's near and dear to you. Like Chris [Bosh] writing on his shoe earlier in the year, because his wife is Venezuelan."
Bosh wrote "SOS Venezuela," which is seen sprayed and stickered on cars all over South Florida, where the large Venezuelan community is concerned about the conditions back home.
"It's the same kind of thing," Wade said. "So it's just a difference of opinion."

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