Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, is the target of gay and lesbian groups across the nation after directing a gay slur at a referee after receiving a technical foul during the game against the San Antonio Spurs.
In this video clip from the game, you can see after Bryant is benched, he mouths the words “f***ing f***ot”.
Following, Bryant issued the following statement:
“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.”
The NBA has fined Kobe Bryant $100,000. Which to me, is way overboard. Although, I think Bryant needs to learn control his tongue, I doubt that he literally meant something against the gay and lesbian community. It would be ridiculous if we fined a player that much each time they called the ref a name.