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Basketball - NBA Bryant, hefty fine , Fine of $ 100,000

San Antonio : TX : USA | Apr 14, 2011 at 3:46 AM PDT
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The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000 for using an anti-gay slur during play against San Antonio

Fine of $ 100,000 to the star of the Lakers for homophobic insults aimed at a referee. Closed the regular season, the Bulls beat the Nets and tear in San Antonio, Phoenix ko with the best record in the league and the top seed in the playoffs that trip Saturday,Fine salty for Kobe Bryant. The star of the Lakers will have to pay one hundred thousand U.S. dollars (approximately € 70 thousand) for having homophobic insults directed at a referee during the match on Tuesday against San Antonio. Bryant had insulted one of the three match officials after he had whistled a technical foul. The ace of the Lakers had then tried to apologize, explaining that "what I said should not be taken literally. It 'was only a moment of frustration during a phase of intense game playing. The words that I said in that circumstance does not reflect my feelings about gay and lesbian: I did not want to offend anyone. " Words that were not convinced, however, representatives of the gay community, who had requested a sentence example for the basketball player, whose lip had been 'amplified' by the cameras that had just taken over in the foreground as he emerged from the field and insulting the referee. In a statement released during the night David Stern, 'comissioner' of the NBA has decided that the charges against the player, said: "Basketball is a sport full of emotion and adrenaline, but certain words can not be tolerated. Kobe and all other people who are part of the world of the NBA know that a certain type of comments will never be accepted. "

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates a basket during a 102-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates a basket during a 102-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs
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