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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:26 PM
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NBA fines Kobe Bryant $100,000.00 for anti-gay slur.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 04:27 PM by ohiosmith
LOS ANGELES | Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:39pm EDT
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for comments directed at a referee during a recent game that have been strongly criticized by leading gay rights groups.

Television cameras caught the 13-times All-Star shouting an anti-gay slur at the referee shortly after he was called for a technical foul during Tuesday's game against San Antonio.

The league said the comments by Bryant, one of the NBA's biggest names, were offensive and inexcusable.

"While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement.

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/13/us-nba-lakers...
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:31 PM
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1. Yeah, but did you see this...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

He plans to appeal. Just like when he "didn't" rape that woman. He insists this "wasn't" hate speech so he's going to appeal the fine.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:34 PM
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2. No, sorry. I only searched the Lounge. He's such a dick. Another reason to hate the Lakers.
:hi:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:37 PM
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3. What a role model!
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 05:37 PM by Bake
What a guy!

Maybe he didn't intend it to be a "factual statement."

:rofl:

Bake

EDITED TO ADD: Go Celtics!!!!!!
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:32 PM
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4. He earns $328,000 per game.
Not much of a fine, for him.
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