Former NBA player Kwame Brown has slammed Dwyane Wade’s daughter’s fashion tribute to Kobe Bryant.
On the second anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s death, 14-year-old Zaya Wade showed love to the Bryants by sharing a photo of herself wearing a yellow #8 jersey dress.
“Always remembering and honoring Kobe and Gianna,” wrote Zaya Wade, who was born Zion Wade before saying she identifies as female.
This move by Zaya didn’t go down well with Kwame Brown and he blasted Dwyane Wade, saying that his daughter’s action is disrespectful to the legend.
Kwame Brown said during his “Bust Life” YouTube show on Thursday, Jan 27, that Dwyane doesn’t “level up as a man.”
“You are letting your woman control your house,” Kwame added.
He also claimed that Kobe’s widow, Vanessa, and kids would not honor Kobe the same way Zaya did.
Kwame strongly believes Zaya’s tribute does a disservice to everything Kobe stands for, citing his work ethic, masculinity, and faith.
“I’m not saying there’s anything against homosexuals, but [Kobe] is a heterosexual man. Why is he being honored by making his jersey into a dress? Wear his goddamn jersey for the day to honor him without the dress part,” Brown added.
“Let’s please not show our Black brother in this light. This is no offense to nobody else. This man was a heterosexual man with a wife and a family. There’s no reason for this to be tied to Kobe Bryant. None whatsoever.”
Despite Kwame’s outrage, it’s clear Kobe’s family have nothing against Zaya’s dress because Kobe’s first daughter, Natalia Bryant, left multiple love emoji under Zaya’s post.