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*UPDATED* Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000+Apologizes For Hurling Homophobic Slur At Referee

Kobe Bryant has issued a statement apologizing for last night's incident where he let his emotions get the best of him and was seen mouthing the words "f**king f**got" at an NBA referee.  Get the deets inside....

 

*UPDATE* Kobe was fined $100,000 by the NBA commissioner for this incident.

"Kobe Bryant's comment during last night’s game was offensive and inexcusable," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement. "While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000. Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society."

During a tense moment in last nights Lakers Vs. Spurs game, Kobe Bryant was seen mouthing the word "f**got" towards a referee who charged him with a technical foul. 

He issued a statement earlier today saying,

"What I said last night should not be taken literally.  My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.”

He was forced to respond because the backlash was swift and intense.  The Human Rights Campaign lashed out at Kobe saying it is, "a disgrace for Kobe Bryant to use such horribly offensive and distasteful language, especially when millions of people are watching."

In a statement to TMZ they continued:

"Hopefully Mr. Bryant will recognize that as a person with such fame and influence, the use of such language not only offends millions of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people around the world, but also perpetuates a culture of discrimination and hate that all of us, most notably Mr. Bryant, should be working to eradicate."

The Lakers front office was also contacted by The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination (GLAAD).  And they're far from happy.  I see ish is gettng REAL right before the playoffs....

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He does know the homosexual

He does know the homosexual struggle...cuz he's a homo...
POLITICALLY INCORRECT's picture

lolll...no comeback ....i

lolll...no comeback ....i aint homo black woman!!!!!!
LetsGetItt's picture

NO its not! lol!

NO its not! lol!
Anonymous's picture

I love Kobe. The Lakers will

I love Kobe. The Lakers will three-peat.
Anonymous's picture

I remember when 'faggot' used

I remember when 'faggot' used to be like saying 'jerk' or something... everyone is so PC now days! Sensitive as folks! ugh!
Alrighty Then...'s picture

so white people can go back

so white people can go back to "colored" and "boy" because you're not sensitive?
MasterMind's picture

faggot, colored and boy does

faggot, colored and boy does not have the same history. Racism and discrimination against gays are NOT ALIKE so stop trying to compare. Blacks not gays have been historically discriminated against, killed injustly, hung, enslaved all with the words boy, colored nigger ect. saying faggot is very different from saying colored or boy those words mark a specific historical breaching and inhumaness done on white peoples part.
the one's picture

Really? whats the history of

Really? whats the history of the word "faggot" as a derogatory? . . I can while you look it up.
MasterMind's picture

F*^% GLAAD it's words in the

F*^% GLAAD it's words in the middle of a heated contest, you all are not the African American community, Jewish community, or any other group of people that have been discriminated against. Your discrimination is no where near that of those communities I mention. When a name is thrown out like that only those that want to get air time step up if not it would not affect any body’s day to day operation. But if you use anti-Semitic, anti-African American, anti-Latino, or anti-white words it would affect even those who have died for the rights to just be counted in this country. So GLAAD kiss my A%# And find a real fight like basic health benefits for life partners, and more affordable meds for AIDS patience. There is a bigger fight out there so sit your F*got A#%s down.
Anonymous's picture

If black people struggle was

If black people struggle was far more than gays, perhaps they would be as busy as the gays to notice other groups fighting for themselves. or would have greater concerns. no one is in your way and no one needs let a lone asked for your permission to fight. gay people get shit done and black folks blog. I think that's what you're really angry about. Gay people don't talk shit about people because they're too busy in court.
MasterMind's picture

Sorry folks but gay-ism is

Sorry folks but gay-ism is not the same as racism!! You have a CHOICE to be gay, which is a mental defect!! We dont have a choice to be black, and that word was made through hate!! Gay slurs are made to ridicule, not necessary hate!! Being gay is a sickness like being a serial murderer or cleptomaniac!! Gay people should not be offended with ANYTHING people say because they brought it on themselves!! no sympathy here!! Nothing against them, but no sympathy!! Brain malfunction!!!
five seven's picture

If you are not gay how can

If you are not gay how can you speak on it. Just like a white person can't speak for black people no matter who they're married to, work with, RELATED TO, how many degrees they have on African studies. If you are not gay you make yourself look very ignorant & arrogant trying to speak from them. There is no choice! Homosexuality is NOT A VERB.
MasterMind's picture

Does Kobe have any sense? He

Does Kobe have any sense? He has been in the limelight too long for this. Also, I can't stand that word.
DrNat's picture

Kobe!!!!!!!!!!!!Leave The

Kobe!!!!!!!!!!!!Leave The Black Man Alone.....But Kobe you can't be saying homophobic slurs and not expect shit to happen man. The united states is ran by them homo's they more powerful than Jews around this bitch. Gotta think man...
LetsGetItt's picture

So if Steve Nash called some

So if Steve Nash called some ref the N word and issued this "apology" it was not meant to offend anyone it would be OK. How can you say do you did not mean to "offend" anyone when you are swearing at people and calling them derogatory names?
Anonymous's picture

yea... racism and homophobia

yea... racism and homophobia are two different things on two completely different levels please don't compare them.
Anonymous's picture

Hate is hate, I am both black

Hate is hate, I am both black and gay, being called the N word or the F word hurts just the same. They are different struggles no doubt but that doesnt mean that its somehow OK for someone to say the F word as soooo many people on this sight seem to think it is.
what's picture

How is it different, please

How is it different, please explain. U can't help the race ur born no more than u can the gender u like. Try again.
Anonymous's picture

How is it different, please

How is it different, please explain. U can't help the race ur born no more than u can the gender u like. Try again.
Anonymous's picture

i swear kobe has vagina! His

i swear kobe has vagina! His attitude alone really brings down the team!! SPURS FOREVER!
dee's picture

Now if this had of been

Now if this had of been Lebron, this story would have been everywhere, It really annoys me how Lebron gets this bad rap for having an ego, and its like nobody notices how arrogant Kobe Bryant ass is
Anonymous's picture

i CANT STAND KOBE OR FISHER!

i CANT STAND KOBE OR FISHER!
Anonymous's picture

leave Kobe alone... Hes

leave Kobe alone... Hes kool_if the ref was actin like a f**got, he called it how he seen it.
Anonymous's picture

Love Kobe, leave him alone,

Love Kobe, leave him alone,
Anonymous's picture

Kobe is an arrogant bastard.

Kobe is an arrogant bastard. I do not like him.
POLITICALLY INCORRECT's picture

i cant stand kobe

i cant stand kobe
lala's picture

me either he's da fkn faggot

me either he's da fkn faggot
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