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Jim Brown

Kobe Broke Black Code

Doesn't Get African-American Culture

12/11/2013 8:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



NFL legend Jim Brown -- one of the most outspoken leaders in the civil rights movement -- says Kobe Bryant not only betrayed Shaq, but African-American men in general ... and it all stems from the rape investigation in Colorado.

Brown appeared on the Arsenio Hall show and went right after Kobe -- saying, "He threw Shaq under the bus" ... referring to when Kobe told investigators Shaq would pay up to $1 million to women to keep them quiet about "situations like this" back in 2003.

Shaq patched things up with Kobe publicly, but Brown is clearly still upset by the situation -- essentially telling Arsenio that it's hard enough for a black man in America, without having to worry about being dimed out by another black man.

"[Kobe] is somewhat confused about culture, 'cause he was brought up in another country ... so it doesn't quite fit what's going on here in America."

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your_worst_nitemare    

Jim Brown is a old ass man still livin in the 50's! Kobe dont owe him ****!

131 days ago
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bernergirl    

Yeah. Mr. Brown needs to shut it. I would hope any person would speak up and out against rape whether black, white, green, or orange. Period.

131 days ago
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billyk    

What a sad commentary on where black culture is right now that this man more disturbed by snitching than rape.

131 days ago
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Cozz 07    

People talking bout rape there wasn't any rape what woman gets raped then has sex with another man 6-7 hrs later ?

131 days ago
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Brody5    

Ignorant Old Man. Like you gotta be a uneducated Hood dude to be considered black

131 days ago
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arforama    

What exactly is "black culture" anymore ?

131 days ago
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Mike    

This 'man' should speak for himself. I'm black. I don't have it hard. That's not my culture.

131 days ago
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JMP    

So he is a betrayer cos he said the truth? You dont see anything bad about Shaqs actions?

131 days ago
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whitepower    

Maybe Jim Brown has it hard as a black man because he's racist towards whites nevertheless he's dark dark black.

131 days ago
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Shaquille O'Neal     

Jim Brown should shut his mouth!! He sounds like an idiot. Go crawl back into your hole. His statement makes zero sense and is utter nonsense!

131 days ago
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chifred    

If its hard in america for any kind of man...black or white...i got a good idea move back to iceland or africa

131 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

TMZ dribbled out it's overtax rectum: "one of the most outspoken leaders in the civil rights movement"
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You could have picked 10,000 people who did more for civil rights than Jim Brown. Starring in a couple blaxploitation movies and banging Inger Stevens does not make you a civil rights leader.
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Honestly TMZ, at least look these people on Wikipedia before you say stupid shyte.

131 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

http://www.thesuperficial.com/kim-kardashian-philippines-typhoon-10-percent-charity-auction-12-2013#comment-14707942
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Takes YOUR money and donates it to a church that is OWNED by KRIS KARDASHIAN.
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This is what you should be reporting.

131 days ago
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James420    

Maybe he should stop worrying about black culture and focus on American culture. Brown s way of thinking is what keeps black Americans from achieving goals. There is no separate "black america" and focusing on differences instead of focusing on our similarities is not what our youth need. Is time to quit putting the emphasis on how we are different and shift the focus to how we can unite

131 days ago
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Lebowski    

Jim Brown is 77 years old and is obviously getting senile to make an idiotic comment like that….

131 days ago
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