[video] Charles Barkley Implies Kobe Bryant SHOULD Be Remembered For Rape Allegations Too

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Amid the debate over Kobe Bryant’s legacy, Charles Barkley told NBC’s Today that the Lakers great can be remembered for both his success and his failures. Specifically Barkley argued that the 2003 sexual assault allegations against Bryant shouldn’t be ignored: ‘You have to tell the picture in totality’

I, personally, can’t confirm that Kobe was even guilty of rape to refer to the accusations of rape as a “failure”, but that’s me. I think we can say with certainty that it was adultery. But we can’t say confidently that it was rape.

Check out with Charles Barkely had to say:

Barkley speaks around the 2:00 minute mark

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar agreed: ‘We can love and respect Kobe without canonizing him as perfect… But it was the real Kobe, flaws and all, that we should love.’

I can agree with loving and remember the REAL Kobe, not an idolized version of Kobe. However, we have to keep in mind that NONE of us really know what happened in the hotel room in Colorado in 2003. So we should be careful of assuming that Kobe was guilty of rape, when we don’t what happened in that room.

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2 thoughts on “[video] Charles Barkley Implies Kobe Bryant SHOULD Be Remembered For Rape Allegations Too

  • February 14, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    His death made me go back and look into allegations. Then accuser had bruises all over her neck. I never knew that. If she was raped although we will never really know isn’t it an injustice to her to ignore what was a traumatic part of her experience with Kobe now that he is deceased. It is part of his legacy unfortunately. Saying this and also sending all my love to his family. It’s just there are 2 sides to every story her story also.

  • February 15, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Since “none of us really know what happened in that room” is not the canon for the #me too movement. #believewomen implies that whatever a woman says should be believed. I didnt see these same people giving Brett Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt for what supposedly happened when he was a college student.

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