GAYLE KING FACES HEAVY BACKLASH ABOUT BRINING UP KOBE'S RAPE ALLEGATIONS.
Gayle asked the question that many wanted to ask but won’t. It’s also the question that some think is very disrespectful. She asked WNBA legend Lisa Leslie whether or not Kobe Bryant’s past rape case allegations will complicate his legacy. Did we miss something? Was there a court case that a jury of his peers found him guilty, that we don’t know about? People make allegations every day. Leslie responded by saying she never knew Kobe Bryant to be violent or disrespectful towards women. She took it further and said, “It’s not complicated for me at all,” she said. “Even if there’s a few times that we’ve been at a club at the same time, Kobe’s not the kind of guy, never been, like, ‘Lis, go get that girl, or tell her, or send her this.’ I have other NBA friends that are like that. Kobe, he was never like that”. Lisa Leslie also said “I don’t think its something that we should keep hanging over his legacy” Lisa then said she thought the media needed to be more respectful to his legacy.