The hapless LA Lakers 5-game losing streak skidded to a halt last night when they played San Antonio Spur's bench at Staples Arena. Even though the Spurs coach sat his starting line-up so they could rest before the playoffs, Kobe and the Lakers still struggled to eke out a win against the Spurs bench.
But it was what Kobe said to a ref midway through the 3rd quarter that has tongues wagging all over the blogosphere:
Bryant, who is notorious for being the NBA's biggest cry baby, stormed back to the bench, punched a chair and threw down a towel before calling referee Bernie Adams a "f*cking faggot."
His homophobic tirade was caught live on TNT's national telecast of the key Western Conference battle with the San Antonio Spurs.
TNT announcer Steve Kerr was shocked at Bryant's latest display of unsportsmanlike conduct. "You might wanna take the cameras off of him right now, for the children watching from home," he told the TV production crew.
Let's see if the NBA suspends this prima donna after the GLAAD folks start protesting outside the arena.
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