Basketball legend, and blossoming legal expert, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to discuss the timely issue of the Trayvon Martin case. Bryant tweeted:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 27, 2014
Within an hour of posting, he had nearly 3,000 retweets and favorites, despite spelling Trayvon Martin’s name wrong. Bryant has just made a heavy investment in a sports drink called Body Armour, so maybe the out of date tweet was meant to stir controversy and draw attention to his company.
It could also be seen as a correction to an interview he gave to The New Yorker where he questioned why he should care so much about the case just “because I’m an African-American.”
Surely Bryant didn’t think the system was faulty in September 2004 when charges of rape against him were dropped in a Colorado court.