Former NBA star Kwame Brown accuses Rittenhouse critics of ‘getting paid to push this racist s***’

November 23, 2021 in News by RBN Staff


Source: Washington Examiner

by Sydney Shea, Trending News Editor


basketball star sounded off about the politicization of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, saying critics are getting paid by “talking about how racist it is.”

Former National Basketball Association player Kwame Brown, 39, defended Rittenhouse, saying he was acting in self-defense. Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges Friday regarding the shooting deaths of two rioters and wounding of a third in the wake of Jacob Blake’s police shooting.

“That — to me, in my opinion — looked like self-defense. The courts found it as self-defense,” he said Monday. “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. If you’re going to give the boy the gun charge, give him the damn gun charge, or let the boy out.”


Rittenhouse at most should have been charged with a misdemeanor and sentenced to probation, he added.

“He could have been home eating Fruit Loops or whatever the hell he eats.”

Instead of seeing the teenager’s trial objectively, critics just want to racialize it, Brown said. None of the victims were people of color.

“Instead of that, we want to tie it in to something black,” he continued. “We want to tie it in to something bigger so we can have people come out and march and get checks off a little teenager’s back, and that, to me, is corny.”

“Everything ain’t political, OK?”


Racial activists, advocates, lawyers, and journalists are benefiting from telling people of color how “bad” their lives are, Brown said.

“A bunch of people are getting paid to push this racist s***. That’s all it is,” he continued. “These motherf*****s ain’t got no lane they’re in — they really don’t got nothing to say. The only thing they get paid off of is talking about how racist it is. Them motherf*****s got good cars, good houses, good everything telling you how bad it is. Motherf*****, it don’t look bad. You’re driving a Benz, you’re g****** flying all over the world, you have speaking engagements, you motherf*****s got black ties and security and s***. How you motherf*****s so bad off?”

He even called out prominent figures known for promoting racial narratives by name.

“I saw g****** Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson — I saw g****** Roland Martin,” he said. “Them motherf*****s got black ties, security. Them motherf*****s got a black SUV. Them motherf*****s riding in style.”

They’re “over there living good and pimpin’,” he noted.

“So how in the f*** is it so bad?” Brown asked. “Tell me how to get it like you got it. Tell me how to get some of them black Escalade securities that you son-of-a-b*****s pulling up in while I’m pulling up with my brother.”

The 6-foot-11-inch Brown retired in 2014 after a 13-year career that saw him earn over $60 million.