Will Smith Could Have Avoided the Oscar Controversy Had He Listened to Kobe Bryant

Will Smith Could Have Avoided the Oscar Controversy Had He Listened to Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest personalities in the history of sports. Over his lifetime, Bryant has influenced tons of individuals worldwide. While he was undoubtedly a great player, his influence was not limited to just the basketball court. A lot of athletes looked up to him and took notes from his game style. The Black Mamba always focused on winning and remained unfazed by anything beyond the court while playing. A few years back, Bryant taught everyone, including Will Smith, on how to stay unfazed when he ignored Chris Rock courtside. 

The Will Smith-Chris Rock controversy at the 2022 Oscars shocked the world when Will walked up to the stage and slapped Chris for the joke he made about Jada. While the internet split into two after the incident, some pointed out how Will could have avoided the Oscar drama had he taken a page from Kobe’s book. But how did Kobe teach the world to avoid Chris Rock? Let us find out.

What Will Smith should have learned from Kobe Bryant before the Oscars

The 2022 Oscars might go down as one of the most memorable award nights in the history of Hollywood. The Will Smith-Chris Rock incident shook the world as Will’s actions dumbfounded the audience. While the incident was subject to a lot of criticism, Smith could have avoided it had he learned from Kobe.

Around thirteen or fourteen years back, during the NBA finals game, Chris Rock tried to lure Kobe Bryant’s attention. While Chris was telling jokes to Kobe during the timeout, the Mamba was unmoved, as he did not respond to the comedian at all. Undoubtedly, Kobe was one of the most determined athletes in the history of NBA.

Even though Smith took to social media with an apology soon after the incident, it seems like Chris Rock was not having it.

What is the I Am Legend actor up to now?

It has been quite some time since Smith’s controversy at the Oscars and now the actor is up and running. He has an upcoming movie release on Apple+ with Emancipation, which sparked an Oscar debate among critics. The film is scheduled to release on December 9th, 2022, just months after the actor was banned from attending any Academy function for ten years.

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