Wednesday, April 13, 2011
LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant had a rough game Tuesday night.
Apparently, Bryant didn’t agree with referee Bennie Adams’ personal and technical foul call against him, so Bryant screamed a homophobic slur at Adams and it was caught on video for posterity.
Kobe Bryant called Bennie Adams a “fucking fag.” Not cool, especially in a city like Lost Angeles. The NBA fined Bryant $100,000 for his transgression. This works out to be $10,000 per letter.
Of course, Kobe enjoys a slavishly devoted fan base who appreciate and even cheer on Kobe’s legendarily foul mouth. But, Kobe is an elite member of an elite NBA team and on the heals of the recent Los Angeles Dodgers stadium beating of a Santa Cruz, CA man who dared to was a San Francisco Giants T-shirt to a Dodgers game, Kobe Bryant’s comments were inexcusable.
Enjoy the fine, Kobe — you can easily afford it and please think twice before you use such language on the court again. Hope it was worth it.