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Kobe Bryant

Homophobic Slur

During NBA Game?

4/13/2011 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant appeared to hurl a homophobic slur towards an NBA referee during a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game last night ... and it was all caught on tape.
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It happened during the 3rd quarter after Kobe got hit with a technical foul. The NBA star -- clearly upset -- screams for the ref (Bennie Adams) and appears to mouth the words, "F**king f**got."

One of the announcers then comments, "You might wanna take the cameras off of him right now, for the children watching."

UPDATE: A rep for the team tells us, "The Lakers can not confirm that is what Kobe said or not."

Story developing ...

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76.

Politically Incorrect    

THOMAS INDIGO: Liked your comments. E-mail me: marshasworld@hotmail.com

1225 days ago
77.

Jah36    

Uuummm, no I don't think that demonstrated that he has a fear of homosexuals at all. I also wouldn't think that this qualifies as a "slur," more of a description. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...

1225 days ago
78.

dd    

That's exactly why I kept all of the original articles about that whore because I knew some people would try to make that druggie skank a saint. Well 3 different donors of sperm in her and none was from Kobe, she stuck around hours after work to get to his room, she had accused others of rape (false allegations) she had just gotten out of a drug clinic for cocaine abuse...Pictures of her all over other men the day after the supposed rape..When the trial was ready to begin...here we go THE BITCH was pregnant by yet another man...Stick up for that trash if you want but it's all in print, and she also told people she was going to be rich!

1225 days ago
79.

CrisDizzle    

Kobe says something to the effect of: "finish this damn game! i have to fly to Eagle, Colorado and get down & dirty with a crazy white chick!" =P

1225 days ago
80.

Arial    

Who gives a crap, you sensitive little cry babies. I've heard people say fat asses, skinny ass, and all other sorts of things but you don't hear fat groups or skinny groups or any other named group that represents their people throwing fits about stupid stuff like this. Get over it, name calling will always be in our society. Like you gays don't talk crap about other people.All of you are some sort of hypocrit. All of you act like you're perfect and that you dont say anything to hurt anyone else. Really? BTW, I can't stand Kobe he too is another cry baby. Go talk to our soldiers and see how they handle when a bullet is flying by their ears. You think they're gonna go cry about it? Ugh someone shot at me, omg they hurt my poor little feelings, take it back and say you're sorry. What a joke!

1225 days ago
81.

Jah36    

#112, I think you're confusing race, a non-transferable, immutable characteristic, with a BEHAVIOR! Completely different.

1225 days ago
82.

Mikey    

@Politically Incorrect, so your black friends aren't smart enough to realize that you are a psychopath who thinks black people are animals because you friends are stupid cause there black?

1225 days ago
83.

spitt    

RUMORS AND BULLSH--- HE COULD HAVE SAID ANYTHING.
TMZ DONT DO KOBE LIKE THAT!!

1225 days ago
84.

TheMarshmallowMan    

HE SHOULD GO BACK TO RAPING 13 YEAR OLD GIRLS

1225 days ago
85.

Adult    

This is the stupidest, update/story you guys have ever done. You should single out ever athlete that gets angry and says something bad. It's a good thing TMZ wasn't around when Eminem's 2nd album came out, you guys probably would crapped your diapers. GROW THE HELL UP.

1225 days ago
86.

GBeach    

I am not a Lakers Fan, or a fan of any basketball team. I could care less who wins or who loses. I could also care that this man got ticked off and mouthed off a few words that some find offensive. Who has not gotten ticked off and said something that you didn't want someone else to see or hear? It was clear that he was upset so why keep the camera on him? He is only human for crying out loud. For those of you who are offended, cry me a river, rent a boat, and get over it!!!!

1225 days ago
87.

Adria    

lol So gays do live life in a fantasy. Do you really think because you b* about everything no one calls you a f*t anymore. Maybe not when there will be repercussions. Trust me, no straight person is convinced it's 'okay'. We're just pacifying your whining.
And what's wrong with calling someone a f*t anyway? Perez said it and he's the biggest one alive! LOL

1225 days ago
88.

dd    

#122 What an idiot u are there was no rape and the slut was an adult!

1225 days ago
89.

et    

BIG DEAL.. Get over it! Ur GAY we get it.. don't hurt ur feelings! Don't judge, F-U... G-damn ur over-the-top, shove-it-down-our-throats agenda is really, really, really SO GAY, it has made a once tolerable openminded person to have grossHOMOanger! Live ur life and shut the F* Up bitches!

1225 days ago
90.

Steve    

Does this matter? YES! Are gay people being a little sensitive? YES!
When kids are killing themselves for being called ***got, this is not some stupid academic exercise. Condoning his actions means it is okay for kids in High School and Middle School to do it too. I dont care if he is doing it in sports or while he is shopping. It is a big deal.
Kobe is a little temper tantrum bully that needs to have spent some time in prison to meet some people that would adjust his attitude! And maybe when he got out, he would have an appreciation for the ***s of the world! HAHA

1225 days ago
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