Kobe Bryant hasn’t endorsed a presidential candidate, but he’s pretty sure you can figure out who he’s supporting.
“I think we don’t have to all randomly guess what side of the fence that I’m on,” Bryant said Tuesday morning at the launch of his first post-retirement Nike sneaker, the “Kobe A.D.”
“For those that support the opposite of what you believe my point of view ... and if you know me for many years, I think you know what candidate I’m supporting ... then God bless you, that’s your point of view,” the former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard said.
Speaking at the MAMA Gallery in Los Angels, Bryant also praised current NBA players including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony for their efforts as athletes who promote social justice.
“I think it’s great. What I’ve tried to do on the back end of that is help the youth understand what those issues are,” Bryant said, according to ESPN. “What is the system that can help you understand what those issues are? It’s one thing to say we need change, but what does that actually look like? What are the issues that we need to vote on and understand?”
In the past, Bryant has spoken highly of President Obama. He even released the POTUS-inspired Kobe X Elite “Commander” sneaker in conjunction with Nike.
“Kobe has long looked up to the commander-in-chief, and not just because of his hoops game,” Nike explained at the time, according to The Hill.
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