Kobe Bryant apologizes on gay slur to referee Bennie Adams, “not meant to offend anyone”

By on Apr 14, 2011 in Basketball, Sports, United States Comments

Updated: April 14, 2011 7:46 p.m.

Read Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for gay slur to referee Bennie Adams, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign praise NBA

On the height of the criticisms against his apparent gay slur to referee Bennie Adams, NBA star Kobe Bryant apologized and immediately released a statement.

As reported on US news sites on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said his words do not meant to hurt anyone.

“What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period.” Bryant was quoted as saying on a statement.

“The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.” The NBA superstar added.

As earlier reported, Kobe Bryant seemed to have lost his patience after he was called for a technical foul by referee Bennie Adams.

Apparently, Bryant called Adam’s attention but later seemed to have spoken something like, “F**king fa**ot” during a Laker-Spurs game last Tuesday, which was caught on camera on live TV .

His action caught the attention of some gay rights groups particularly GLAAD and Human Rights Campaign, in which now the incident is now under the evaluation of NBA officials.

Below again is the controversial video showing Kobe Bryant apparently speaking gay slur to referee Bennie Adams.

Kobe Bryant Gets Technical Foul, Is NOT happy 4/12/2011
Video Credit: nbafufu/YouTube/NBA/TNT

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