Kobe Bryant was just fined $100,000 by the NBA for an anti-gay slur last night during the Lakers vs. Spurs game. Bryant let his emotions get the best of him and took it out on the referee.
David Stern of the NBA said “Kobe Bryant’s comment during last night’s game was offensive and inexcusable,” and “While I’m fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000. Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society.”
During a radio interview with ESPN Kobe apologized and mentioned that he wants to meet with gay groups in order to smooth things over.