Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Start Foundation For Homeless Youth, Kobe Not Speaking On Mike Brown

 

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant held a press conference My Friend’s Place in Hollywood to announce the launch of The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation (KVBFF), the goal of the foundation is to eradicate youth homelessness in Los Angeles.

“We’re going to attack this. We’re going to attack this, because for our youth to be out there stranded in the street feeling like there’s nobody else that could support them or help them or give them guidance to be able to follow or achieve their dreams is weak,” said Kobe.

My Friend’s Place is a haven for homeless youth based in Hollywood. They see 80 to 120 young people come through their doors daily. They’re part of the 7,000 young adults in Los Angeles County alone who are homeless.

Kobe says he and his wife are still educating themselves on the homeless problem. He says his foundation will increase awareness and raise money to help transform the lives of homeless kids and young adults.

The Bryants’ charity will partner with existing aid organizations like My Friend’s Place in order to raise funds, improve services, and increase awareness about the pervasive problem of homeless youth in Los Angeles.

Kobe was not taking questions on the Lakers new coach, Mike Brown. “right now’s not the time or the place…it’s unfair to the kids.” – Kobe. I understand, this wasn’t about that, but the fact that he hasn’t released a statement at all says volumes about his feelings.

Check out the entire press conference:

 

 


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  • Mai

    I know what Kobe means, Kobe and I are going to wake up from this nightmare and think it’s all a “BIG FAT JOKE” no pun intended.

    But I guess he could be on the Warriors and have to look at Mark Jackson as a coach. With all these black assistance coach like Patrick Ewing, Brian Shaw, etc and these two get head coaches job?. And the Warriors are going to regret picking Mark Jackson, I predict he will be fired by the mid season. But at least now I can turn the volume back up on my t.v.

  • Jill

    Sigh…. Mike Brown was on George Lopez last night, I’ll be posting that soon

  • Mai

    Jill, I know I kill with some of my comments. But I love sports, but don’t take too seriously. LOL!! :P

  • Bayou Classic

    Kobes wife looks like Kim Kardashian in that pic. But she still scares the hell out of me. I know Kobe is terrified of her. Probably sleeps with one eye open at night.

  • DANA

    I THINK WHAT KOBE AND VANESSA ARE DOING IS SWEET AND THOUGHTFUL CAUSE IT REALLY IS A BIG PROMBLEM AND LIKE KOBE SAID ITS NOT FAIR. AND AS FAR AS HIM NOT COMMENTING ON THE NEW COACH I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO DEEP INTO IT AND THE COACH SAID HIM AND KOBE TALKED ON THE PHONE AND TEXTED EACH OTHER. AND AS FAR AS KOBE’S WIFE VANESSA I THINK SHE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT I NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY PEOPLE TALK SO MUCH SHIT ABOUT HER JUST FROM READING STORIES ONLINE. I THINK THOES PEOPLE ARE ALL SOME DUMB ASSES FOR BELIVING EVERY DAMN THING THEY READ ONLINE.

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  • http://yahoo Kayla

    At least this gives Vanessa Bryant something to do. She is the only basketball wife I know of who does nothing but spend her husband’s money. She married him when she was 17 so she never learned to take care of herself. That’s why when he cheated on her she stayed. Leave the money and do what? She is an airhead who didn’t even finish high school.