Uncle Kobe Responds to the backlash over Trayvon Martin Comments

NBA star Kobe Bryant was trending on Twitter Thursday when remarks he made about how he felt about the Trayvon Martin case were published.

When Bryant was asked by the author of the article what he thought of the Miami Heat’s show of solidarity with Martin -- the team posed in hooded jackets like the one Martin was wearing the night he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood -- Bryant said he didn't see how such support showed any "progress."

"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.”

Kobe definitely felt the heat on twitter and posted this today:

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