Did Kobe Bryant Direct Gay Slur At Ref? (VIDEO)

April 13, 2011

A video supposedly showing Kobe Bryant’s gay slur infused pout fest Tuesday night is plowing its way through the Interwebs today. Though audio of his exact words is not present in the clip, it doesn’t take a lip reading expert to piece this one together.

Kobe Bryant

The LA Laker’s star, who is no stranger to bad press, has worked his way back into the news cycle, this time for some childish antics aimed at an NBA official.

The incident began when Kobe appeared to heckle referee Bennie Adams while in the middle of game play. As the Spurs began to move the ball across the center line, Bryant jogged his way over to cover his man. You can visibly see him flailing his arms around as he faced Adams, who was standing just out of bounds.

Adams apparently had enough and called him on a technical foul. Rather than walk over and take a seat like any multimillionaire athlete should, Kobe put on a hilariously immature display, throwing towels and even pounding on the back of his seat. After fuming for a few seconds, the champ decided to offer a few words for the ref.

TMZ reported this morning that he may have said “fu—-g fa—t,” and not long after, HuffPo followed suit. Whatever he said, he clearly calls out “Bennie” right before hand.

Naturally gay rights groups are on the case. The Human Rights Campaign called it a “disgrace,” and added that his words were “offensive” and “distasteful.”

If he did in fact use the bundle of sticks slang, I’m offended as well. There is a pervasive sense of hyper masculinity in the inner city that will only be perpetuated when sports heroes feel the need to wax hatefully.

I’ll bet Kobe wishes he could buy the ref a ring and sweep this one under the rug.

Check out the clip below. Do you think he’s guilty as charged?

Photos: www.wenn.com

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3 Responses to “Did Kobe Bryant Direct Gay Slur At Ref? (VIDEO)”

  1. 1
    Lakisha Says:

    This is bad. He let someone get the best of him. He really lost his cool!

  2. 2
    Rachelle Says:

    Bad bad Kobe!

  3. 3
    Danity Says:

    as if he ‘cheating’ scandal wasn’t enough.