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Kobe Bryant's Rant Under NBA Review

4/13/2011 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant's homophobic outburst and sideline tantrum is being reviewed by NBA honchos ... TMZ has learned.

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Our NBA sources say league execs are taking a closer look at last night's game footage -- where Kobe is seen mouthing what looks very much like, "F**king fa**ot."

It's unclear what kind of punishment the league could bring down on Kobe ... but suspension or a fine is a dangerous possibility with the playoffs about to start.

UPDATE: TMZ has learned GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination) has also  contacted the Lakers organization regarding the incident. 

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#1sexybeast    

HAVE A HEART KOBE AND DONATE YOUR $$$ TO GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER IN LA. THE KIDS NEED HELP.

1252 days ago
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Travis    

We need to stop thinking that kobe is a good guy. He is a good basketball player and thats it. It doesnt shock me he is homophobic because he is a cheater too and should be branded on cheaterville. All hes going to do is set up another press conference and say sorry and make things allllll better...BS!

1252 days ago
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Dan    

Force him to watch Glee for 24 hours 'straight'

1252 days ago
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writenow    

Kobe's a thug. Who in the NBA doesn't know that? The only reason officials are looking at this is it's a slow news day in basketball....and the idiot Gary Plummer podcast. But who doesn't know Kobe's a thug?

1252 days ago
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Nanc    

Wow,, why does everyone have to make a big deal about this? He obviously was upset about the referees call. All said in the heat of the moment. There's so much more in the world to worry about!

1252 days ago
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Ginger    

He acted like such a baby. Seriiously? A grown man punching his chair, throwing his towel, having his little tantrum.
Grow up!
The slur was just over the line, but his behavior is something to be ashamed of as well.

1252 days ago
7.

Weasel    

Gee Kobe, I remember a short time back you did not liked to be judged and labeled. What was the term used for you? Hmmm, Oh yeah it was "Rapist". Anyway...no one likes vile labels no do they Kobe?

1252 days ago
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Tracy    

everyone gets mad sometime. why are you making it a big deal. goodness. ON TO THE NEXT 1.....

1252 days ago
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Jake    

What is wrong with saying f*cking fa**ot? Man we can't say a damn thing in this country anymore because of the easily offended and politically correct idiots. Get over it. I mean wow. What a bunch of wimps.

1252 days ago
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LBjim    

I have been a life long Laker fan, I like Kobe as a player but as a person, I don't.But he will just get a tap on the wrist,fined and donate to a cause..what is new...

1252 days ago
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efnsteve    

Anyone else out there that sick as hell of this PC bullsh it gone awry? Suck it gay rights activists.

1252 days ago
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efnsteve    

Give me an EFN break. Are you kidding me? He was peeved,really peeved at that moment. The gay rights activists have gone too far this time.

Does anyone really believe he meant it literally? God, I am really starting to dislike the gay community.

1252 days ago
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wtf?    

Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay. It's overload. I'm so over television showing boys kissing boys and girls kissing girls. I do wonder why gays are so "proud." Of all the things one can accomplish in life to be "proud" of, you mean the fact that you have sex with someone of the same gender is the pinnacle of your success?I don't drive around with stickers on my car stating how proud I am to be straight. I assume no one gives a sh$t about who I'm sleeping with. Gays should try to understand that concept. And no, I do not dislike gay people. At the risk of sounding cliche, some very good friends of mine over the years have been gay.

1252 days ago
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Anya    

I agree with you, Chris #12..... a fine would mean nothing to him. A suspension might help, though. He's getting paid enough that he can at least be civilized and keep himself in check. Too any kids look up to these guys, they have the obligation to them if no one else.

1252 days ago
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mikeman    

you know, i donate to gay causes, i've signed dozens of petitions to legalize gay marriage, equalize adoption rights, and end dadt, one of my brothers is gay... i use that word all the time. does that make me a homophobe? i wish the gay community would stop focusing on use of the f word and start focusing on the things that really matter.

1252 days ago
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