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Kobe's wife wears "Do I look illegal" shirt, only one talking immigration

May 18, 2010, 9:03 AM EST

vanessa_Bryant.jpgPhil Jackson isn’t going to talk about it. Kobe Bryant won’t go near it. The Lakers aren’t going to talk about it or wear their Los Lakers jerseys. While there was a small protest outside, inside Staples Center the Arizona Immigration law discussion was dead.

Except for Kobe Bryant’s wife.

Vanessa Bryant is part Hispanic and she wore a shirt that said, “Do I look illegal?” to the game.

The reference was clear.

She — and often the couple’s daughters — are regulars at Lakers games. They tend to stay out of the limelight, as much as that is possible for a high-profile family. But she gets noticed, and used that to make a statement at Game 1 against Arizona.

213 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. MARI - May 18, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    hell yeah you go girl GO LATINOS

  2. You Suck - May 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Youre Latino? No, youre a sellout, and I’m sure you have been accused of that many times before. How does it feel to hate your own skin?? I feel sorry for you bro.

  3. MARI - May 18, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    She did the right thing. You go girl! PROUD TO BE A LATINA

  4. illegals go home - May 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    I’m very proud to be a LEGAL CUBAN AMERICAN you ignorant moron. I love my skin. I feel sorry for you, because of the lack of the size of your brain. I’d be a sellout to America if I wasn’t for every state in the union enforcing every law on the books. Go to school and get an education before you go popping off at the mouth. Come mierda

  5. Anonymous - May 18, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    You’re right. Police officers shouldn’t have to be immigration officers, but our federal government is “too busy” or “too broke” to send out more immigration officers, so states need to take matters into their own hands, which they have every right to do. Like I said before, if you don’t like the laws here, please go somewhere else.
    Deny, you’re right on! And if you want to come to Cali, go right ahead. I got your back and so do all law enforcement officers.

  6. Daniel - May 18, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Con esa boca comes chiquita,

  7. alberto - May 18, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Um, it isn’t rape when you show up with another dude’s semen in your panties.

  8. illegals go home - May 18, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Her next shirt should read, “Do I look like a gold digger?”. HAHAHA! Stupid bit*h.

  9. My Wife Is White - May 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    And you don’t think police officers are way toooo busy. What would you rather have a police officer do A. Deport someone or B. Catch a Burglar breaking into your home. Come on man think about it.
    I would like to see denny out here to catch him slipping, police will be to busy to stop us.

  10. My Wife Is White - May 18, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Yeah real stupid or should you say SMART she’s the one saying hahaha all the way to the bank. Castro will come for you in your dreams!

  11. Daniel - May 18, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Don’t hate, Stop feeling sorry for yourself, be happy with what you got. You wish that was you instead, right. Sorry you’re not.

  12. My Wife Is White - May 18, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    I agree with you Daniel, that guy is a dumb ass

  13. ashya - May 18, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Two Laker fans were harrassed for wearing t-shirts in support of the Arizona law (Viva Los 1070 in response to the Suns support for illegal immigration) so Mrs. Bryant should have also been told to take off her t-shirt or stay out of sight of the camera’s. This is not fair. Her only claim to fame is marrying one of NBA’s superstars. She should not be allowed to use the Laker game/organization to express her political views. She can wear her opinionated t-shirt to the supermarket (if she ever happens to shop for herself). This is basketball and she should find another forum to express her support for illegal immigration. It is obvious she also does not respect the laws of America I wonder how many of her family and friends are here illegally. I wonder how much of Kobe’s money she has used (because she sure didn’t have any of her own) to support her beloved illegal immigrants.

  14. pdiddy - May 18, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    can’t rape the willing bro… first rule of rap law

  15. Tainociboney american0 - May 18, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Good to know that you are ‘legal’ Cuban-American. It apperars you are still processing your own perceived thought process. This is not “Dances-With-Wolves-Land”, or Cuba.. The attack to the individual’s intellect level, is consistent with the rethorical approaches of non-substantive Latinos. Although not illegal to be skewed in content, the “Cuban[before the]-American” reply you gave proves his point. In this society when ones mentions that they are Irish, British, German or other European group; the mindset is that they are obviously AMERICAN and do not have to say: “I’m German-American!”.. They would never be questioned on it. But in your situation obviously it was important that you mentioned the congugation of the ethnic breakdown as you have been taught or not. You are able to reason that this is no longer 1620 when Protestant immigrants commenced their immigation force reform on a race that was the sovereign entity, with tribal codes and directives that should have been respected. Granted if you were better versed on the infancy of this great nation and the Cubao principles. The context of you discussion or lack there of would attract constructive Latino interjection. In comparison this internal ‘1070draft’ of self insecurity and innate feeling of entitlements continue to metastasize as the crumbs appear to get bigger. In our WORLD’ laws will be broken as they only apply to the masses who do not posses the ideal representation. With keen observation of an imbecil or charlatan one can see the depletion in context as the wordplay evolves.. The TainoCiboney would be proud that you finally feel like an American and clear out the non-puristas.. Good for you..?! Then assimilate hermano/

  16. Craig W. - May 18, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    One of the biggest problems with the AZ law hasn’t been mentioned. It encourages all citizens to sue the police if they think the police aren’t active enough in questioning for illegal immigrants. Here is where the extremists who wrote the law really went over the edge. They want to be able to sue the police (our police) if they don’t follow the law to their satisfaction.
    Way to support our law enforcement people there Arizona.

  17. ashya - May 18, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    The majority of these comments have nothing to do with the story. This dumb woman used an NBA game to express her support for illegal immigration hopefully the organization will pull the idiot to the side and let her know this is something she must do on her own time or at her own job. That’s right she’s a housewife, since her job is in the home she can wear her t-shirt there.

  18. My Wife Is White - May 18, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Wow Ashya, LOL yeah she is very dumb, that’s why she laughs all the way to the bank. She has more money that you will ever see in your lifetime. It’s a damn shame that you are for Racial Profiling, very very sad.

  19. maggie aguirre - May 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    This is to Ratchet Wheel and Illegas go Home.This country is made of illegals.The white came to America and stoled this land from Native Americans.Also some states belonged to Mexico once and of course the whites stole it from Mexicans.So Illegals go home did any of your family came here illegally.So all the ignorant,racists white should go back to where they came from.By the way not all the illegals are Mexican and we dont speak Mexican.

  20. My Wife Is White - May 18, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Wow Ashya, I can tell that you are burning with jelousy. She is a housewife something that you wish you could be. She has more money that you will ever see in your lifetime. It’s very sad to see that you are all for Racial Profiling.

  21. Daniel Morales - May 18, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    actually, there are alot of light skinned illegals here in Los Angeles, most of them hide well because of skin tone, but through out L.A. there are several Canadians and Europeans on expired visas. Many of them chose not to speak up so as not to focus on that and make it an issue, so Ratchel I hope that clears up any doubts or misconceptions you may have regarding illegal whites, we may have crossed a river but those sneaky Europeans crossed a whole ocean. May God bless.

  22. Anonymous - May 18, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    LAKERS dont hate Latinas all day baby

  23. Anonymous - May 18, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Viva “THE LAKERS”

  24. Winston - May 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    I always have an IQ test I use. It’s the words “a lot.” If somebody writes the word ALOT, they usually also have unwashed opinions in difficult topics. Racists and haters can’t spell very well. Education and economic well being usually have a lot to do with how much ignorance one displays on comment boards. FRANK couldn’t even spell two first grade words like A and LOT. ALOT is not a word. If aperson was selling acar or ahouse or aboat or alawnmower, would they spell the words that way?
    ALOT — One word says a lot about a person’s IQ.

  25. Winston - May 18, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    I always have an IQ test I use. It’s the words “a lot.” If somebody writes the word ALOT, they usually also have unwashed opinions in difficult topics. Racists and haters can’t spell very well. Education and economic well being usually have a lot to do with how much ignorance one displays on comment boards. FRANK couldn’t even spell two first grade words like A and LOT. ALOT is not a word. If aperson was selling acar or ahouse or aboat or alawnmower, would they spell the words that way?
    ALOT — One word says a lot about a person’s IQ.

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