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Lakers, NBA to Work with GLAAD After Kobe F-Bomb

4/15/2011 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reps from the Lakers organization and NBA execs have agreed to meet with GLAAD in light of the recent Kobe Bryant incident -- to discuss how the league should handle homophobic incidents.

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Lakers spokesman John Black tells TMZ ... besides agreeing to an official meeting with all three groups, the team has already been in contact with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Lakers "appreciate the input we've received."

Black also insists Kobe's outburst is "not representative of what the Lakers stand for" ... but the team looks forward to working with GLAAD "on ways to help educate ourselves and our fans, and to help keep language like this out of our game."

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios says the organization will continue to push for  "zero tolerance policies for anti-gay slurs."

Kobe apologized earlier this week, saying, "The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.”

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MzReeses    

I would have just told them stop getting their panties in a bunch. They are so sensitive, OMG somebody said ***got, big deal!

1234 days ago
2.

Booie    

Hiya Bubba! It's playoff time! Yay-a!!!

1234 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

Damn, Kobe. Next time a ref pisses you off, just flip him the bird, dude....

1234 days ago
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kncjr    

What Neanderthal comments so far. I guess it wouldn't have been a big deal if he had yelled f**ing N***er either. Think again.

I do think a $100K fine was a little steep.

1234 days ago
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dave    

If a white guy would have used the N word, Kobe would want them kicked out of the league. He's a hypocrite of the wort kind-suspend him for the playoffs!

1234 days ago
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dave    

If a white guy would have used the N word, Kobe would want them kicked out of the league. He's a hypocrite of the worst kind-suspend him for the playoffs!

1234 days ago
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Bash    

If you think this is bad now, wait till the ***s get their protected class. Then the Sh**s really gonna hit the fan. Pun intended pri**.

1234 days ago
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lts    

Well isn't it a good thing that a committee isn't convened every time an NBA'r or other celeb/athlete utters the word that rhymes with 'itch' and is derogatory towards 50% of the population? Wouldn't be much ballin' going on would there?

Enough swaddling the LGBT commuinity. You're out, you're proud, and frankly my dear, most of us don't give a damn.

1234 days ago
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CCC    

I wonder if the girl in Denver appreciated the input she received?

On another note, from now on let's all just say Effing humans. That way we can insult everybody all at once.

1234 days ago
10.

bigred    

Get over it already. Whatever happened to FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
Government and special interest groups are taking away all our rights! STFU!

1234 days ago
11.

Joe    

instead of dragging this crap out forever, cannot the gays just go home, have a fudge packing party, and mellow out?

1234 days ago
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ME    

I have a solution...have kobe SHOW UP TO GLAAD WITH THE 100k and let their spokes person spew a few slurs at Kobe like Rapist Nigr.problem solved eye for eye slur for slur.

1234 days ago
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CN    

@bigred - "Get over it already. Whatever happened to FREEDOM OF SPEECH! Government and special interest groups are taking away all our rights! STFU!"
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Freedom of speech covers the press, idiot, not some smack-talkin' bball player. It's not your "right" to call someone a slur. On the other hand, I do thing we've become too PC.

1234 days ago
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missy    

GLAAD get a life it is just aa game f@@@#t Fa##ot ***##t wow please gays have rights like illegal citizens SMH they call eachother that Im in the castro in SF all the time no one takes its personnally They Have GLAAD to thank for all the harsh this that are done towards them

1234 days ago
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keep stuff private    

This is the stupidest thing to make a big deal over I mean come on he was pissed off he didn't mean anything by it. Just because someone says a word like "your gay" or "***got" doesn't mean they hate Gay people. Get a life and stop over reacting to words. Do something creative like help someone that needs it.

1234 days ago
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