Initial Findings

By: Chase Strickland

In the case of Kobe Bryant, our initial findings showed an intense backlash to Kobe Bryant’s actions.

Surprisingly, Bryant and the Lakers did not address the issue through social media. While Twitter was not nearly as big of a platform, it is a shock that the Lakers did not comment on the incident.Lakers FB feed 2

Photo From Lakers’ Facebook Page

This tactic of silence probably did not help the fan reaction, as they wanted some kind of response. Ultimately, Kobe responded with a statement and on a radio show, but many of the LGBT community were not satisfied with his responses.

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Photo From Truthdig.com

Ultimately, the response by Bryant and the Lakers was extremely poor, but they did post this video.

Video From Laker’s YouTube
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