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Kobe Bryant Speaks at Trayvon Martin Event I Have 'Responsibility' to Help His Family

7/20/2014 11:48 AM PDT

Kobe Bryant -- Speaks at Trayvon Martin Event ... I Have 'Responsibility' to Help His Family



Kobe Bryant met with Trayvon Martin's family at a rally in Crenshaw this weekend -- and told the crowd he has a "responsibility" as a celebrity to help Trayvon's parents tell their story.

The event took place on the 1-year anniversary of the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering the 17-year-old in Florida.

During his speech, Kobe told the crowd of roughly 200 people ... "Players such as myself and others that have kind of a platform, our responsibility is more than just putting a ball in the basket ... but helping  [Trayvon's parents] have a platform."

Bryant said things like injuries, retirement and playing time seem important "in a vacuum" ... but said "when you step out of that, you look at [Trayvon's parents] ... what they had to go through as a family and what they've come out of ... that's true adversity." Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

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