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  1. Watch Kobe, Lakers new “words can hurt” PSA

    Apr 20, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    We’ve all seen the fallout and talked about Kobe Bryant being caught using a homophobic slur on national television. As our own John Korlik said so well, freedom of speech is different from freedom from consequences. Kobe’s words had consequences. The slur he used is simply an unacceptable word to use in civilized society. He…

  2. Kobe fined $100K for “distasteful term” used toward referee

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant reacts during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles

    Kobe Bryant’s emotional use of a derogatory slang term toward gays aimed at a referee Tuesday night — caught and shown to a national television audience — has led to a hefty fine from David Stern and the league office. “Kobe Bryant’s comment during last night’s game was offensive and inexcusable,” Stern said in a…

  3. Kobe responds to reaction surrounding his gay slur

    Apr 13, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Last night, in a moment of frustration after receiving a technical foul, Kobe Bryant uttered a word toward referee Bennie Adams that is a derogatory slang word for homosexuals. It was caught clearly by television cameras on the nationally broadcast game, creating an instant firestorm debate on twitter that has spilled over into a national…

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