End The Lockout! NBA Owner Marc Cuban Covers “Purple Rain”

OK, we need to end the NBA lockout...NOW! Marc Cuban covering "Purple Rain" by Prince is making us beg for the owners and players to reach an agreement.

The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and hopefully future owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Marc Cuban hit a local bar last night and instead of us giving us a mouthful of purple badness....and I mean badness in the bad sense.

At 2:17 he makes me shake my head.  At 2:34 his friend hits notes that made dogs cover their ears in a 50 mile radius.

Kobe.  Kevin.  Mr. Stern.  Mr. Cuban.  Please end the lockout now.  My ears cannot take anymore.  Please.  I rather hear Prince gloating over a Kevin Garnett dunk over Kobe Bryant then hear any other NBA player or owner cover him.

Having to hear Marc Cuban say "Come on, get nast!?"  is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

Don't get me wrong Marc.  I still want you to buy the Dodgers, but please, put the microphone down.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  We get this but not Dave Grohl and Prince jamming?  Seriously?


Bulls Noah Apologizes For Gay Slur; Fined $50,000

Joakim Noah. Photo: NBA.com
Joakim Noah. Photo: NBA.com

Joakim Noah. Photo: NBA.com


The Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah apologized for the comments he made to a fan list night when he called a fan a gay slur starting with an "F" but never said that he said it, but apologized for his comments.

The NBA fined Noah $50,000, half what they fined Kobe Bryant for calling a ref the same word the game before the last game of the season. 

GLADD  thinks the NBA has a gay problem and they might be right.  Although the players say it is just smack talk on the court, it is done in front of thousands of people in person and millions of people at home. 

The NBA is in the middle of running a campaign asking people on the courts at home not to say the word, but the NBA's players are not following suit.

Was Noah's fine just right and should he have been suspended for games as well?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  NBA Action It's "F"antastic


Did Another NBA Player Yell A Gay Slur?


Looks like it is not just Kobe Bryant that has a gay slur problem when angry at NBA Games.  Joakim Noah may have just done the same thing tonight at an NBA playoff game as his Chicago Bulls took on the Miami Heat.

Check out the short clip above as TNT cameras caught Noah but this time, the commentators did not..comment about it. 

Since Kobe's comment, there have been several anti-gay slur ads run by the NBA.  Noah is not in them. 

So did Noah yell a gay slur and will he get fined and suspended since this is the playoffs?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  What Would Kobe Do?


Kobe Bryant Makes Formal Apology For Gay Slur; Lakers To Work With GLAAD

Kobe Bryant. Photo: Gettyimages.com
Kobe Bryant. Photo: Gettyimages.com

Kobe Bryant. Photo: Gettyimages.com

Kobe Bryant made a formal apology for his use of a homophobic slur during Tuesday's game calling his comments "Stupid and ignorant" as he called into the Dan Patrick show earlier today.

Bryant added "In this situation, seeing how many people were affected, it helps you understand the weight that comes from that word. That's why it's very important for me to communicate how sorry I am to use the word."

The Los Angeles Lakers have taken the apology a step further and have reached out to GLAAD which stands for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, to get rid of the word entirely in the NBA.  Good luck with that.

"In light of this slur, there is a real opportunity to build support for our community and educate fans of Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the NBA about the use of such words," said GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios."The Los Angeles Lakers have taken a positive step and we look forward to working with them to create messages from players and coaches that combat bullying. We also suggested and will continue to advocate for zero tolerance policies for anti-gay slurs at home games, similar to what the New York Yankees adopted last year."

Although Kobe has apologized, he is still appealing the fine.  Kobe, instead, accept the fine and donate $100,000 to GLAAD.  That way, your fine and the donation is actually tax deductible.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Surprised Kobe Just Didn't Buy The Ref A Ring


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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. 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


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Did Kobe Bryant Use A Homophobic Slur During NBA Game? Watch Video


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


Chris Rock Gives Leno A Jab About Conan; What Did He Say To Kobe? Video

Chris Rock was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and he brought the funny. Talking about how he wishes Obama had Katrina and Bush had the oil spill going on. "Bush would get every drop like Jenna Jameson." Wow.

Rock also talked about what he was trying to say to Kobe Bryant last week at the NBA Finals and Jay saying he could make Kobe laugh.

Chris Rock still has it. Even comparing his co-stars of "Grown Ups" to the stars of "Sex & The City". Check it out above.-Dr.FB