Kobe Bryant has issued a statement about his homophobic outburst during last night's Lakers game -- essentially admitting to using the word "f**got" and explaining, “What I said last night should not be taken literally."
Kobe continues, "My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. "
He adds, "The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.”
As we previously reported, Kobe mouthed the words, "f**king f**got" towards an NBA referee last night after he was hit with a technical foul.
I Didn't Mean
To Offend Anyone
4/13/2011 3:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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