NBA Fines Kobe Bryant $100,000 For Gay Slur; Doesn’t Apologize But Appeals

Kobe Bryant. Photo: L.A. Times Magazine

Kobe Bryant. Photo: L.A. Times Magazine

Kobe Bryant,  who was seen mouthing the words “F’ng F*g” at Tuesdays game after a referee called him for a technical foul, was fined $100,000 by the NBA.  Kobe is appealing the fine.  No suspension was given to Bryant.  Not sure if it is now the regular season is over and it’s playoffs, or they never intended on suspending him.

Kobe is already appealing the fine and saying it is “standard protocol” and added:  “The concern that I have is for those that follow what I say … look to me as a role model .. for them not to take what was said as a message of hate or a license to degrade … or to embarrass or tease … because that’s something I don’t wanna see have happen.”  “”It’s OK to be who you are.”
He made those comments earlier to ESPN radio.  He did not apologize for saying it however.

P.S. we posted the photo above to show this is not the “gayest” think Kobe has ever done.

Should Kobe apologize for his verbal outburst?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  The Doc NEVER Uses The “N” Word Or That “F” Word



  • Dara
    Posted at 12:16h, 15 April

    He did apologize by now. but I wanted to comment that, it was a terrible choice of words on his part and very immature.
    I remember the very last time i EVER used the ‘F**’ word, when i was about 19 and didn’t know any better, but i had a gay friend (sitting next to me), who i realized probably over heard me & would be VERY offended and hurt.. That was a growing moment for me, I used it (like Kobe) just to call a person a “name” in frustration.. But I felt terrible and I have NEVER used it since… Obviously, to this day (22 years later) – I still remember the offense i may have caused my friend. Words do hurt.. they cut like knives .. and they leave scars

    Posted at 20:57h, 14 April

    I have the word FAGGOT used towards me almost everyday in someway or another. None of those people ever say sorry. so why should kobey. I will say this a man who calls another man a fag, faggot or what ever 9 times out of ten, either wants a dick in his ass or in his mouth or has had one in either place. As for you Doc to say you never say the Fag word or the Nigger word, just becaue when you type it you don’t spell it out doesn’t mean you don’t use it, the implication is still there. i can count on 2 or 3 hands how many times i can find it on your site. Don’t get holyier than thou just yet. back to Kobey not saying sorry, i will say this i give a man more respect for not saying sorry when he doesn’t mean than a man who says it all the time and doesn’t mean it.

    when he says “Its ok to be who you are…” it goes both ways. Be who you are Kobey i will not judge you at all i just won’t feed into your celebrity.” NUFF Said.

    -ANDROGYNINE Continues….

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