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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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76.

Nicole     

K WOWWWWW IS THIS REALLY THAT IMPORTANT..WHO CARES IF HE SAID IT ..I WOULD TO...JUST CUZ A DUDE OR A GAL SAYS UR A ***GOT OR ****ING ***GOT LIKE HE DID DOESNT MEAN UR CALLN THEM A ***GOT....ITS AN EXSPRESSION OF ANGER...NOW WHAT IF THIS WAS SOMEONE TOTALLY DIFF LIKE MARIAH CAREY OR OPRAH ....OR A NOBODY...CUZ NOONE WOULD BE DOIN NETHING TOWARDS HIM.....PLAIN AND SIMPLE WHO GIVES A FLYING ****!!!!!!!...play the game or get out lol ... like STUPIDNESS

1205 days ago
77.

FriggOffRicky    

Wow Glad!

Who gives a flying f**k if Kobe said F***ing Fa**ot?

Seriously, get over yourselves.

Just constantly crying over he said this and she said that....

all these public appologies because of Glad, are really annoying.

I wish just 1 time someone would say "Nope. No public appology. F*ck off Glad. Bunch of F*gs"

1205 days ago
78.

MastaDon    

What's the big deal?

1205 days ago
79.

cesarLocoSpokes    

what a bunch of fruitcakes kobe can say watever he wants

1205 days ago
80.

manbearpig    

What a joke, Im no fan of Kobe's. But let me set it "straight" to the world.. Just because you call someone a fa**ot* has nothing to do with their sexual orientaion unless they are in fact homosexual. So the real question the "NBA" should be trying to figure it is if the ref in question is , in fact, gay.. if so.. yeah he did something wrong.. otherwise, they need to quit acting like a bunch of f*gs....

1205 days ago
81.

G     

@19

When you give them full equal rights they will stop complaining until then its this country's own damn fault.

1205 days ago
82.

deleta    

Kobe probably gets it on the down low.

1205 days ago
83.

JUDOGG    

THIS IS RIDICULOUS IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH & JUST BECAUSE HE USED THE WORD DOES NOT MAKE HIM A HOMOPHOBIC. HE WAS JUST UPSET AT THE TIME & NO BIG DEAL. IT'S SO STUPID HOW PEOPLE GET SO UPSET OVER SOMETHING. HE WASN'T TALKING TO A GAY OR LESBIAN SO WHY WORRY ABOUT IT.

GET OFF KOBE'S BACK ALREADY

1205 days ago
84.

Raejean    

Yuck. Not a gentleman is the softest way I can say it. Totally undeserving of his good fortune in life.

1205 days ago
85.

Steve    

you can't even tell what he says beyond f*ck, blah blah blah controversy

1205 days ago
86.

Steve    

Everybody uses phrases that would otherwise be viewed as offensive. He's done nothing wrong. Let it go, find someone else to hate on. And I am not a Kobe fan, just tired of having to worry about every little word out of someones mouth because some little butthurts feelings are going to be hurt. Grow the **** up and let it go.

1205 days ago
87.

Flyboy    

Mick, as far as I know, Kobe went through hell with the FALSE rape allegations. And he lost tons of endorsements. Oh, yeah, that did happen. Then when it was found out the allegations were false, his wife took him back, and he rededicated himself to doing positive things with his life, he was forgiven.

Well, in the eyes of people who, you know, aren't hateful bigots, Kobe's anti-gay slur was wrong. And if he apologizes and is contrite, he will be forgiven.

The immoral thing to do would be to call gay people diseased and abnormal and fully defend the usage of anti-gay slurs. Oh wait, you just did that.

Hate isn't a moral trait. Homophobia is a personality disorder.

1205 days ago
88.

dd    

@marshmallow brain YEP I SEE JEFFREY DAHMER, TED BUNDY, CHARLES MANSON, JOHN WAYNE GACEY, SCOTT PETERSON, LEE H. OSWALD...OH BOY SO MANY!!! ON AND ON AND ON...

1205 days ago
89.

GeneL    

WAIT...

What of the possibility that the Ref Kobe's rant was directed to really is a "F**king fa**ot."?? Would that let Kobe off the hook?

1205 days ago
90.

VP    

Can't say I'm surprised, but hopefully he will learn his lesson.

1205 days ago
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