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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  • jazi65

    Korny Kobe cracking under da pressure :lol:

  • Eb

    Kobe is a sodomite :coffee:

  • amatrex

    Kobe ain't the biggest crybaby in the NBA, but he's one of 'em. That's just what the star players do: whine and complain about every call that doesn't go their way.

    As far as the gay slur in concerned, I doubt if he really meant anything by it. He was just pissed off, and it doesn't mean he's a homophobe. Many people use gay slurs when they get angry about stuff, but it doesn't mean they hate homosexuals.

    Next time, Kobe will remember that the cameras can be on him at any moment, so he'll be more careful when yelling at the refs.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    The ref was jobbing Kobe last night but they still won.

    And ol retarded deformed Andrew Bynum flucked his knee up for the 4th consecutive year. That clumsy oaf needs supervision getting into uniform. SMH.

  • speakinmymind

    it ain't that damn serious! it's a shame comments made in the heat of anger result in people's lives/careers being ruined by a bunch of whining ass folks with nothing better to do! i'm sick of PETA, GLAAD, NAACP, etc. fighting for a cause is one thing but these legalized gangs take it too far!

  • bnatural

    I'm sure this will not hinder Kobe's career or change anyone's perception of him...

  • bnatural

    @Man, I just don't care

    I read your rebuttal to my Wade-Pippen comparison... :coffee:

    I stand by my statement...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BNATURAL

    I told you bout dem Lakers! Did you see Bynum big dumb azz fluck up his knee just running down the court??????

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    My cousin is gay and we don't curb how we talk when we're around him. He knows there's no malice directed towards him or his ilk(from most of us). I mean, when I say f*ggot I could say homosexual but that's just gay....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BNATURAL
    'I read your rebuttal to my Wade-Pippen comparison…

    I stand by my statement… :coffee: "
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Pip my dawg... really he is... but D. Wade is better than him in every FACET OF THE GAME! Better scorer, passer, defender, leader, EVERYTHING.

    I mean, Scottie would admit this himself! I'm not one of those people who thinks statistics mean everything (Kobe>Jordan) but they count for SOMETHING. D. Wade dominates Pip in every statistical category. :shrugs:

  • bnatural

    I forgot how much the Lakers can't win with out him...what exactly did he do in the finals for them again last year?

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    I hate Kobe almost as much as I hate GLAAD and even though I know this won`t hurt him I would still love to see them picket Staples Center just for the hell of it

  • VAALLDAY

    I'm not a Kobe fan, but he's a bad boy on the court. He'll get a fine and they'll call it day!

  • jazi65

    He better go borrow chris brown's special visine & apologize quick; cause no big ass diamond is gonna get him out of the huge fine coming his way.

  • Daisy

    I am soooooo NOT a Kobe fan at all he is the BIGGEST crybaby in the NBA to me BUT I can't watch the video did he really say faggot? #justasking

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BNATURAL
    "I forgot how much the Lakers can’t win with out him…what exactly did he do in the finals for them again last year?"
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    Be big and get rebounds. No matter how much you practice, you can't be 7' tall and weigh 280 lbs. :no:

    They need his big azz just to get in the way of the other players and rebound.

  • bnatural

    @Man:

    I'm about to fall out of my chair in disbelief....

    One of the many things that Pippen will have over D-Wade is...longevity. Wade is full of speed---right now, but he's already old...I don't think people realize how old this guy is. Wade's also hot and cold too...when he is hot, he is HOT when he is COLD, he is arctic (Ray Allen anyone?). Oh and he's injury-prone too...

    Pippen was very consistent and Jordan wouldn't have been as successful without him, yes I said it. Pippen was a defensive BEAST. That man could guard anyone.

    It's easy to say that Wade is better than Pippen right now, because Wade is everywhere while Pippen was left in the 90's and early 2000's. He's not as fresh in your mind as Wade is.

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    @Man
    Obviously D.Wade is better offensively but Pippen was an all time great on D. Don't let a couple highlights of him gettin weakside blocks and such sway you. I like Wade and Pippen. Pippen locked dudes down.....

  • bnatural

    AWESOME ARSENAL says:

    @Man
    Obviously D.Wade is better offensively but Pippen was an all time great on D. Don’t let a couple highlights of him gettin weakside blocks and such sway you. I like Wade and Pippen. Pippen locked dudes down…..
    ------------------------

    Yes Lawd!

  • MissHarlem

    As much as I dislike Kobe's ass its not that serious while we getting mad at words that are misdirected why dont we get mad at the use of the following words:
    N*GGER
    C*NT
    W*ORE
    H*FFA
    I mean I can go on if we gonna get mad at one word that is distasteful we might as well go all out

  • HoneyDip aka QueenSJ

    @MissHarlem,

    Hey boo! I agree...

  • Dawn Sheen

    Kobe slept with a white gal and rebounded GLADD won't make a fuss...

  • CHA CHA

    AWESOME ARSENAL says:

    My cousin is gay and we don’t curb how we talk when we’re around him. He knows there’s no malice directed towards him or his ilk(from most of us). I mean, when I say f*ggot I could say homosexual but that’s just gay….

    :rofl: :rofl:

  • CHA CHA

    MissHarlem says:

    As much as I dislike Kobe’s ass its not that serious while we getting mad at words that are misdirected why dont we get mad at the use of the following words:
    N*GGER
    C*NT
    W*ORE
    H*FFA
    I mean I can go on if we gonna get mad at one word that is distasteful we might as well go all out

    :cosign:

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    You can't go around calling someone a faggot just because you're mad.

    If this were a white player and he called a black ref a n*gger I wonder would people feel the the same way?

    Question: Why do people think the ultimate insult is calling someone gay? I've never understood that :shrug:

    I see it in arguments all the time. When it gets heated that automatically pull out the gay jokes and insults that have NOTHING to do with the actual argument...

  • Dawn Sheen

    People call that lady dude who got caught w/ mr. Cee the same word and nobody got offended.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BNATURAL
    "I’m about to fall out of my chair in disbelief….

    One of the many things that Pippen will have over D-Wade is…longevity. Wade is full of speed—right now, but he’s already old…I don’t think people realize how old this guy is. Wade’s also hot and cold too…when he is hot, he is HOT when he is COLD, he is arctic (Ray Allen anyone?). Oh and he’s injury-prone too…

    Pippen was very consistent and Jordan wouldn’t have been as successful without him, yes I said it. Pippen was a defensive BEAST. That man could guard anyone.

    It’s easy to say that Wade is better than Pippen right now, because Wade is everywhere while Pippen was left in the 90’s and early 2000’s. He’s not as fresh in your mind as Wade is."
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    OH HAIL NAW! See, I'm a basketball junkie babe. I'm VERY familiar with Scottie and I"m giving him his due! I think he was VERY underrated in his day and probably could have achieved more if he was the number one option and never played with Jordan. BUT, let's not forget Scottie's lack of leadership. His infamous refusal to play in the playoffs when the last shot was given to Kukoc (which he made) or when he had "migraines" against the Pistons. WADE DON'T DO THAT CHIT!

    Ok, I'll concede this, Pippen is the better defender between the two. BUT, that's due to his size more than his skill. He was taller with a MUCH longer wingspan than Wade. Even with that considered Wade is an excellent and underrated defender.

    Wade isn't as injury prone as you make it seem. Wade's outside jumper is streaky at best but his ability to get to the paint is second to NONE. Not even Jordan or Lebron. Plus, Wade has already been at the top for 8 years now. How much longer does he need before he passes your "longevity" requirement?

    Again, I ain't taking NOTHING from Pip but he ain't got CHIT on Wade. :no:

  • pointhimout

    he aint mean nuttin by it, hell I phuck the butts of fat guys and even I use the term 'faggot' here and there. it doesn't make it right, it just means I dont wanna hear that schit. gtfoh, FAGGOT. I get it, Kobe.

  • Phrozen1der

    The ultimate insult to a man is to ever question our manhood.. Although not justified that is why it is so easy to A. Call him a "sissy" or B. Talk about his lack of "inches" in an argument these two things are sure to bring the foolery out of any man not in control of himself, and his feelings.... :coffee:

  • West Coast Chick

    Kobe is a great player.. there are very FEW players that are able to match his talent..let Kobe be great... end of story!

  • anti-PC

    Never really got that term 'homophobic'.

    I don't know anyone who has a fear of gays.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    @ Mamacita I think its becoming the new "you're so Black" or You're Black :yes:

  • West Coast Chick

    hell I phuck the butts of fat guys and even I use the term ‘faggot’ here and there.
    ___________________________________

    :blink: Im confused

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @WEST COAST
    "hell I phuck the butts of fat guys and even I use the term ‘faggot’ here and there.
    ___________________________________

    :blink: Im confused"
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    NO! We don't want an explanation of that one! :no:

  • West Coast Chick

    anti-PC says:

    Never really got that term ‘homophobic’.

    I don’t know anyone who has a fear of gays.

    ______________________

    a know of a down- low dude thats scared of gay guys.. I guess he thinks he's gonna get exposed or turned on.. in public view (?) :shrugs:

  • MissHarlem

    HONEY Heyyy girl Im just sayin

  • renegadesince1985

    pointhimout says:

    he aint mean nuttin by it, hell I phuck the butts of fat guys and even I use the term ‘faggot’ here and there. it doesn’t make it right, it just means I dont wanna hear that schit. gtfoh, FAGGOT. I get it, Kobe.

    :dead: why they gotta be fat though?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    Phrozen what up dude? what was you talking bout in that other post?

  • West Coast Chick

    just don't care™ says:

    @WEST COAST
    “hell I phuck the butts of fat guys and even I use the term ‘faggot’ here and there.
    ___________________________________

    Im confused” :blink:

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    NO! We don’t want an explanation of that one! :no:

    _____________________________________
    :lol:

  • West Coast Chick

    Dawn Sheen says:

    People call that lady dude who got caught w/ mr. Cee the same word and nobody got offended.

    ___________________________

    Thats because Tranny's call THEMSELVES "lady dudes"... Im sure the ref doesnt go around referring to himself as "fa**ot :lol:

  • laci

    @ phro

    :cosign:

    @ Mamacita

    You can’t go around calling someone a faggot just because you’re mad.

    _________________________________

    its not about what you can or cant do it, its about if its right or appropriate. Women get mad at other women ALL THE TIME and immediately call them hoe, slut, tramp, etc... Is it right for them to degrade other women because they're mad, probably not!, but we have freedom of speech. One just needs to be prepared for what may happen after they decide to exercise that right.

  • bnatural

    @Man

    "His infamous refusal to play in the playoffs when the last shot was given to Kukoc (which he made) or when he had “migraines” against the Pistons. WADE DON’T DO THAT CHIT!"

    Oh, so one game (against the Knicks) defines his lack of leadership over his entire career and have you ever had debilitating migranes? :think: ...interesting...ask Percy Harvin about them and see if you change your mind.

    Wade's overall game is streaky. I'm not knocking that fact that he is one of the best to play---right now. I'm just saying he's not at this point in his career, better than Scottie Pippen.

    Wade is injury prone. Every season 2-4 times, he's hurt.

  • Phrozen1der

    @ALBoy You calling someone country for missing all the shows.. :lol:

  • Queen_City Gem

    And ol retarded deformed Andrew Bynum flucked his knee up for the 4th consecutive year. That clumsy oaf needs supervision getting into uniform. SMH.
    ______________________________

    I SO agree with this. He is like a big fukkn clown. Just looks so damn doofy on the floor.

  • Queen_City Gem

    But for real, I don't think saying the word "fag.got" makes you homophobic.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @BNATURAL
    "Oh, so one game (against the Knicks) defines his lack of leadership over his entire career and have you ever had debilitating migranes? …interesting…ask Percy Harvin about them and see if you change your mind.

    Wade’s overall game is streaky. I’m not knocking that fact that he is one of the best to play—right now. I’m just saying he’s not at this point in his career, better than Scottie Pippen.

    Wade is injury prone. Every season 2-4 times, he’s hurt."
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    That one game was indicative of his mindset. Pip was a very good player, particularly as a COMPLIMENARY player. But as the HEAD HONCHO? :no:

    Every player's game has some ups and downs. The "ups" for Wade or better than the "ups" for Pippen, also the "downs" for Wade or better than the "downs" for Pippen. If Wade didn't play another game he STILL would surpass Scottie Pippen as a player.

    As far Wade being "injury prone." I think you are exagerating that. The majority of his missed games came from two seasons. You realize Jordan almost missed an entire season with a foot injury early in his career right? Chit happens.

    I'm sorry, but there really isn't much of a comparison when you put the two side by side. Wade WINS EVERY STATISTIC! :shrugs:

  • pointhimout

    #37 mind racing while tying. I phuck fat butts, not fat guys. thick is my limit, fat is a no go.

    My explanation will be clean and not graphic. when you watch shows with gay actors, they too use the same derogatory terms, "such a fag," etc. Even more, you're hearing them refer to each other as girl. nope, not on my watch. I'm still a man, that phucks nice, fat, round butts. I aint scoped out a "str8" one in a minute. #thingstodothisweekend

  • CFREE

    :rolleyes: something about Kobe irks the chit outa me UH! Don't stab me @Laker. :lol:

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    Kobe and Lakers are cool, but prime example of when your up (your up) when your down. they world remind u (ur down).. We all say shiiiit out of our mouth in times of frustration, his just happened to be televised!!! kepp it moving world

  • brenden

    LEAVE KOBE BEAN ALONE! *lil Darryl voice*

  • RoderickXYZ

    As sweet as Kobe has looked on occasion he shouldn't be calling anyone a fa**ot!!

  • laterthannever

    Fortunately without audio they can't really do much but speculate, right? "Fraggin Fraggle"

    "Fluckin flag it" (wrong sport... oops!"

  • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Atypical

    Yeah people are saying it’s not a big deal, but let some white basketball player call a black ref a ninja or a commentator call female players nappy headed hoes, and it would be…. Just an observation…. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgGdkC6hJc&NR=1 YSoSerious

    F*ck Kobe Bean. That is all. :coffee:

  • jazi65

    I told ya to get that visine & apologize - 100k fine :rofl: