(AllHipHop News) Legendary football player Jim Brown stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show for an interview, and the former Cleveland Browns running back had some interesting things to say about NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.
“He threw Shaq under the bus,” said Brown referring to the well-documented riff between Bryant and former teammate Shaquille O’Neal. “And he is somewhat confused about culture, because he was brought up in another country so he doesn’t quite fit what’s happening in America.”
After acknowledging Kobe’s exceptional athleticism, the Football Hall of Famer and actor then goes on to suggest that if he had to recruit current Black athletes for a social activism campaign today, Bryant would not be one of the pro sports stars he would reach out to.
“In the days when we had a summit and called the top Black athletes together to talk to Muhammad Ali about his status with the armed forces, there were some athletes we didn’t call,” said Brown. “If I had to call that summit all over there’d be some athletes I wouldn’t call. Kobe would be one of them.”
Watch the interview in the video below.