Kwame Brown says Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and goes on to say the case was politicized by people who make a lot of money promoting racism.
Rittenhouse, who was accused of first-degree homicide among other counts after a night of race-fueled riots in Kenosha, Wis., was acquitted of all charges on Friday.
“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.”
The former first overall pick in the NBA added Rittenhouse at most should have been charged with a misdemeanor and sentenced to probation.
“He could have been home eating Fruit Loops or whatever the hell he eats.”
Brown said the entire case was racialized for no reason as the 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?”
“A bunch of people are getting paid to push this racist s. That’s all it is,” he continued. “These motherfs 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 motherfs 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 motherfs got black ties and security and s. How you motherfs so bad off?”
The 6-foot-11-inch Brown, who retired in 2014 after 13 years in the league, even went as far to call out prominent figures known for promoting racial narratives.
“I saw g* Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson — I saw g* Roland Martin,” he said. “Them motherfs got black ties, security. Them motherfs 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.”