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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.

Kobe Bryant Playoffs

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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dawn    

All athletes curse during games...Kobe just happened to have the camera on him at that time. Get over it GLAAD...I'm sure things are said that are just as bad, or worse, on and off the court.

1205 days ago
17.

Ellidegg    

what an idiot - he deserves whatever comes his way - don't open your ignorant mouth next time fool. kick him out - people like this need a reality check.

1205 days ago
18.

LMT    

Good grief. In this instance, the slur was not directed at any one homosexual so how can anyone now claim this was a "homophobe" incidence. Political correctness run amok!

1205 days ago
19.

Valstann    

let me see here. so glaad is the gay version of al sharpton..
pay us money or will tarnish your image.

1205 days ago
20.

grannyj    

It's time in this country to stop holding up sports figures as role models for your children. Kobe is very good at his job. He certainly knows that the media holds every breath he takes up to scruitny, but this is the path he has chosen. I'm certain that if he could take back that moment he would, if for no other reason than the hoopla it has caused.
Let's let the LA Lakers and the NBA deal with this and get on to more important issues in this country.

1205 days ago
21.

efnsteve    

Give me a break snake swallowers don't watch NBA.

Posted at 10:34 AM on Apr 13, 2011 by Dann

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Word!

1205 days ago
22.

efnsteve    

Give me a break ***s don't watch Basketball.

Posted at 10:32 AM on Apr 13, 2011 by Dann

1205 days ago
23.

Cartman    

GLAAD needs to man up and stop acting so gay.

1205 days ago
24.

drflow1    

where is he being discriminating to a gay person? i think there is a sodomy session going on to kobes carrer here. oi!mates , act like gays not sodomites.your buisness is best handled and judged and kept in your own corners baCK OFF!!

1205 days ago
25.

Jake    

Man I used to be a liberal but these easily offended douchebag groups are turning me conservative real fast.

1205 days ago
26.

dd    

Well let's just ruin the playoffs with this crap.

1205 days ago
27.

mag    

Unless you have audio, or the player next to him as a witness, you have no idea what he said. He could have said "f***ing fat a$$" or something else similar. You guys are getting carried away with assuming so much all the time. I don't even like the idiot, but all you seem to post anymore is "maybe" "appears" or "allegedly" half-truths.

1205 days ago
28.

ME    

I actually agree the political correctness sometimes seems to be going too far but as others have pointed out if a white person said f*****g N****r all hell would break loose, and sharpton and jackson would be all over this, and it would headline news. Any African Americans care to respond? Why such double standards when using the N word?

1205 days ago
29.

iluvla    

I'm sorry but people are way toooooooooo sensitive! F^%&ot is nothing more than another term for a&^hole! Stop getting so butt hurt over it (no pun intended) ;^)

1205 days ago
30.

Cartman    

Perverts aren't their own race so please stop comparing this foghat word to the n-word.

1205 days ago
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