Thursday evening, NBA legend Kobe Bryant came to the defense of Maori Davenport, the USA Basketball and Charles Henderson High School star from Troy who has been deemed ineligible for her senior season by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (ASHAA).
Bryant tweeted, “This #MaoriDavenport situation is just about the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in youth basketball. Let her play!”
Bryant joins a growing list of national sports and media figures vocally supporting Davenport, who even appeared on Good Morning America this week.
You can read the latest about how the Alabama legislature is handling the situation here.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn