April 14, 2011

Maybe He Realized He'd Left His Pork Offal Meatballs In The Oven

From ESPN: Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for directing gay slur at ref
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for a gay slur that commissioner David Stern called "offensive and inexcusable."

After receiving a technical foul during Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, Bryant stormed to the bench, hit his seat before sitting down, threw a towel and then yelled "Bennie!" toward referee Bennie Adams. Bryant then leaned back and muttered a gay slur.
Okay, Kobe. Quite apart from the fact that it's embarrassing to watch a grown man act like such a fucking baby, you are a grotesque example of a human being. What's your excuse for this again?
"My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period," he said. "The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone."
Oh, right. So you're saying that if that lanky white guy the Celtics have now gets frustrated during the playoffs and calls you a [racial slur beginning with N redacted], you'd be okay with that? Because he'd be frustrated? And because it totally wouldn't perpetuate a cultural environment that legitimates discrimination against minority groups? Frankly, Kobe, I'm pretty frustrated with you right now, but I'd still never dream of calling you that — because it's fucking offensive, period. And if there's one situation, actually, when using slurs is probably the worst thing you can do, it's when you're angry. Because, um — hello? — it's anger towards minority groups that ends up getting people killed.
"The comment that I made, even though it wasn't meant in the way it was perceived to be, is nonetheless wrong, so it's important to own that," Bryant said.
Well, at least you're taking responsibil—
...He also said that he will appeal the fine.
Oh, FFS.

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