UPDATE: Kobe was just fined $100k for the remark. That’s a lotta dimp.
Not even Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant can get away with uttering pejoratives in games, even if he’s on the bench and even if he’s not wired for sound. Bryant already has apologized for calling referee Bennie Adams the frickin’ friggot remark explained in the headline, which may or may not save him for getting suspended in the first round of the playoffs.
“What I said (Tuesday) night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone,” Bryant said in a statement released Wednesday by the Lakers.
I’m sure what Kobe meant to say was:
“My words were not meant to offend anyone except that f#cking f#ggot Bennie Adams who called a bullsh#t technical foul on me. Doesn’t he know who I am? I’m Kobe Muthaf#ckin Bryant, and I’ll f#ck that muthaf#cka so far up his #ss that he’ll know just what I’m talkin’ about.”
Even the gay rights groups would look at that and say, “Yes, I really sense his frustration there.”