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