“The words expressed do not reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities,” Kobe Bryant said.
The N.B.A fined Kobe of the Los Angeles Lakers $100,000 on Wednesday for offensive comments he made during the game on Tuesday night.
Bryant used an expletive and an anti-gay remark to a referee after receiving a technical foul in a game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Kobe issued a statement saying his remarks should not be taken literally. “My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period,” he said. “The words expressed do not reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were not meant to offend anyone.”
whether or not he should have got fined i will leave up to you. Personally i don’t really care because Kobe Bryant gets paid an Annual salary of $ 19,485,714! His last 3 year contract $83.5 million with the Los Angeles Lakers made him the highest-paid player in the NBA. He is only the second player in NBA history with a $30 million salary (Michael Jordan in the late ’90s was the first). His salary last year was $23 million. Bryant led the Lakers to their fifth title since 2000. Everybody likes a winner: Bryant’s jersey is the NBA’s top seller in the U.S. Even in the last 2 minutes it took for you to read this blog he has earned $1,000, that is sickening.
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