Former NBA Star Defends Rittenhouse Verdict

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Former NBA first round draft pick Kwame Brown is now speaking out in defense of Kyle Rittenhouse after a jury found him ‘not guilty’ of murder.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Kwame Brown — the number one overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft — defended the Rittenhouse verdict.

“Our focus should be on Ahmaud Arbery, it shouldn’t be on Kyle Rittenhouse. That to me, in my opinion, looked like self-defense,” Brown said. “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.”

Brown went on to name Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Roland Martin, questioning why the Rittenhouse trial was used for “political gain.”

“We want to tie it into something black, we want to tie it into something bigger, so we can have people come out and march and get checks off a little teenagers back,” he said.


Browne is an outlier in the NBA, with most players and officials backing Rittenhouse’s assailants and bemoaning his not guilty verdict.

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10 months ago

Not a popular opinion in the current NBA. He sounds good to me.