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Kwame Brown defends Kyle Rittenhouse: "It looked like self-defense"


Kwame Brown used to be known for his basketball career that many fans remembered because he was one of the worst #1 picks of all time. Brown was a huge target of ridicule and often mocked by fans and even his peers. But recently, deep into his retirement Kwame has decided to speak his mind. He gained numerous followers that listen to Brown views on everyday subjects because of his unique and comic way of explaining things.

The Kyle Rittenhouse case and reactions from the NBA world

One of the controversial and hot topics of discussion lately in US society has been the Kyle Rittenhouse case. Back in the summer of 2020, the 17-year old fatally shot two men and wounded a third during protest and riots caused by the shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse was supposedly defending a car dealership from being vandalized, as this situation divided the nation, especially after the charges got dropped.

Naturally, a lot of important figures from the NBA world reacted to the case. LeBron James was active as always, mocking Rittenhouse for crying in court, while Warriors head coach Steve Kerr shared his concern for the direction in which the country is going. It seemed like most of the NBA world disagreed with how the case ended, but one guy who took the other side was Kwame Brown.

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Kwame defends Rittenhouse

Like we mentioned before, Kwame is not one to shy away from speaking his mind, often in a very NSFW matter. So Brown suprised everybody and offered his take on the Rittenhouse case. Kwame defended Kyle and criticized the fact everything got politicized because of race:

"That — to me, in my opinion — looked like self-defense. The courts found it as self-defense. The only bad thing is that he had to sit in jail for so long because they made something political that shouldn't have been political. If you're going to give the boy the gun charge, give him the damn gun charge, or let the boy out…Instead of that, we want to tie it in to something black. We want to tie it in to something bigger so we can have people come out and march and get checks off a little teenager's back, and that, to me, is corny. Everything ain't political, OK?…A bunch of people are getting paid to push this racist sh*t. That's all it is."

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