DrCoach wrote:LascelleL wrote:TaylorTRoom wrote:It has been almost two weeks. Kobe Bryant was a real man, with positive and negative traits, positive and negative feats. The circle of unadultered devotion and praise will shrink with time, as it does with all men.
The criticism of Gayle King is unwarranted, the threats by Snoop Dogg much more so. As time passes, attempts to control Bryant’s story will become more and more futile and even foolish. It’s all out there for anyone to read; of course people will try to put it in context. That is how it is for all great figures.
Frankly, Bryant adulists’ time is better spent announcing and expanding on his good feats than on trying to suppress discussion of what happened in Colorado in 2004.
Kobe died on a Sunday and this subject was being brought up literally on Monday via Twitter when the NYT suspended one of their Journalists for ReTweeting an old article talking about the Rape.
No one is saying sweep it under the rug, but where was all this energy when the man was alive? You know why no one brought it up? Because the Rape happened 20 years ago. We dragged Kobe through the mud for it and he clearly changed into a better person. Ironically someone who became a HUGE advocate for respecting Female Athletes. You had **** 20 years, 2 championships an Emmy etc as all points for you to bring up why we shouldn't celebrate him. While he was here. To defend himself.
Why is it necessary to bring up his dirt That's Public Knowledge and has been for decades. Before he's even put into the ground? You're upset that people are mourning him? Could you be so insensitive to the family and the people impacted by this? Is it really all that important for you to get on a hill and say
"Hey! I know your Sad but **** him! He's an **** for that thing we all know happened. Don't Mourn this guy! He doesn't deserve it"
**** that. and **** the high horse that allows this line of thinking, especially since this man can't defend himself. It's wrong. It's cowardly.
What Rape? He was found innocent
You didnt get the memo? Its 2020, accusations are treated as fact. Even if proven innocent.