NBA fines Kobe Bryant $100,000 for 'offensive' comments
April 13th, 2011
06:25 PM ET

NBA fines Kobe Bryant $100,000 for 'offensive' comments

The National Basketball Association fined Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers $100,000 on Wednesday for "offensive and inexcusable" comments he made during Tuesday night's game, the league said in a statement.

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  1. john

    he called him a Fu**ing f**got

    April 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • CSMinDC

      Holy cow!! I would owe $1MM a day driving the beltway. All those f...ahhh, ummm, I mean idiots that need to be shot.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andy

    Unless David Stern is an expert at lip reading, I just can't see how they can fine Kobe for words that there is no concrete evidence for having been said.

    April 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 25or6to4

    i wonder if the ref was actually gay

    April 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TerryJohn

    Awww.....some poor twinkie got his panties in a bunch...awww....

    Hey Kobe, don't stand for it...freedom of speech trumps the NBA!

    April 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

      Like I said all along they could have solved this a lot easier if the ref just turned around and called him a n*gger since no one cares about words. Right?

      April 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DA

    NO! Not Kobe! (Yes, I'm being sarcastic) Really, raise your hand if you're shocked. Anyone?

    April 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. r2taylor

    So, I guess he gets no slack for alliteration in his stupid, salacious slur. Pure class, Kobe. A five-diamond life with a cubic zirconium mouth.

    April 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. James

    Who gives a rats butt what he said!

    April 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joy

    Pretty sure he was fined because he "disrespected" the official. Not as much for the comment itself. I guess your not supposed to slap them either. No matter HOW much they deserve it.

    April 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Carl LaFong

    The fine is about as much as he makes in 2-3 minutes on the court.

    April 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Morgans

    Well, at least it was some what of a fine, not the normal 25,000 dollar fine, but it's still a pathetic amount.

    April 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. lightdust777

    For all of you making negative comments about Kobe being ghetto ect., you're just mad because you have several degrees and still paying back student loans and he makes more in one game than you will make in 10 years LOL. He shouldn't have said what he said because it was stupid but by all means stop HATING because he's richer than you'll ever be, even if you win the lottery 🙂

    April 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOB

      So being rich is the make of a man? Grow up.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      you are such an uneducated idiot.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tyrone Hogglegg

      You little sissy .... I bet you would clean his dirty skivvies wouldn't you?

      April 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      In the immortal words of LL Cool J – "Man makes the money. Money doesn't make the man."

      April 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • jr

      OH and being rich means we should ignore his ignorance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont think sooooooo

      April 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Yes, so angry that an ignorant, uneducated nobody has too much money.

      Or, could it possibly be, that it is more along the lines that our society raises idiots like this guy up onto a pedestal for doing absolutely nothing of real value, and making the person look like he is worth even the air he breathes?

      Money isn't everything, and people who think it is don't have a clue.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim in NM

      Professional athletes are only rich because of all the fools stupid enough to spend time and money watching them instead of doing something productive and beneficial.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tired of Business as usual...

      I presume you are including yourself in the list of those who are poorer than "HE"?
      Your tirade sounded pretty a$$-ki$$ing to me...

      April 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • rapist_kobe

      So money makes a person? Interesting. Raping women in Colorado makes a man then? Go get an education, it does a body good.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heavywind888

      Lightdust777- That was retarded. At-least provide a comeback with more of an intellectual dialogue! Kobe is overrated!

      April 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • kobeisgreat24

      THANK YOU!!! LMAO I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT WAY!!

      April 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      He's a GHetto Pawn for the REAL money makers (owners and networks)

      April 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      for those of you calling Kobe uneducated. You should probably do your research before you make yourself look like an idiot. He more educated then most NBA owners and the idiot who fined him $100,000..How much did Kevin Garnett get fined for calling a player a cancer patient...thats right not a dime

      April 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandra

      There is way more to life than money. That is not the issue.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

      H*tler was rich too.

      April 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • DIGITAL_DOUG

      You tell 'em lightdust!! leave Kobe alone he's my favorite rapist!! and my 3rd favorite athlete, so just let him do his thing!

      April 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Labron

      That's retarded.

      April 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Col. Bat Guano

      hltler played basketball too

      April 14, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • michael

      it's etc (for etcetera) ya dork

      April 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Advocate Guy

      like the n-bomb, we have to come to accept that the f-slur is an unacceptable word. If it was a white player that used the N Word the player would be suspended and possible kicked off the team, for good reason of course!

      April 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      This is how people are, they say what they want, and whenever, but as roll models we have to be careful of what we say, we have to respect the people who look upon us, control our tongue because thats what defiles us, so bredren, dont tel people about money and who richer than who because as human beings we are nothing, we are just for a moment, and when we die, there will be no Brinks truck to be sending on any money with us so dont back KOBI in his wrongs. Therefore what is your claim to fame from that statement.

      April 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      You really can't be that ignorant, right? I mean, you're not intellectually slower than most, are you? People hate on Kobe because he's a bad person with weak character. He's a horrible role model for children and adults alike. Biggot is just added to adulterer and damn near child molester. Money doesn't matter to everyone. Just the shallow and sad.

      April 15, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • MichaelEdits

      We don't need no edumacation

      April 16, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bob W.

    I can't believe I just spent the last 15 minutes reading all these dumb comments.....I'm the one who should be fined!

    April 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • D-Bag

      Brilliant! I was just thinking the same thing...

      April 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stef Fletcher

      I agree Bob!!!!

      April 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alec

      I couldn't agree more!

      April 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • G-Rob

      LOL. I agree with you!

      April 13, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Labron

      Well played Bob!

      April 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Richard Allen

    Kobe is like "I wipe my butt with 100k."

    April 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      Not today he doesn't..Not with that 100k...HAHAHAHAHAHA

      April 14, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. EB

    Stay classy, LA.

    April 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. driving

    this is only the one that got caught"' Disrespect"' is gone"' very Sad

    April 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
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