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
Kobe Bryant had a bad night last night. He got his 14th technical foul with 1 game in the season to play. If he gets 15, he is suspended. His frustration is no excuse for what he MIGHT have said after picking up that 14th technical foul. It seems he may have thrown a homophobic gay slur out there.
The camera was on Kobe and.....if you are a good lip reader....it does look like he said "What? F'n F*g!" This is lip-reading..not the sound of it. There are ways around this...and believe me, Kobe and a team of peeps are trying to find a way around this. I bet you this is one thing they just may try....
I have a feeling Kobe will say he was saying something in Italian because he was mad. Kobe does speak Italian along with several other languages. He will say he has gay friends and he would never disrespect them like that. Shoot, he may even throw in he has a gay uncle or something.
Just because someone appears to have mouthed the words, doesn't mean they did. It looks like it...but...did he?
Watch the video above around the 34 second mark and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Read My Lips