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    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angele...ory?id=6344596

    Man these stories can catch fire really quickly, if this were caught more often on camera like it was last night there would be a lot of broke players.
    "It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."

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    Jeez.

    Good though, maybe he..and other guys..will think twice about saying it.

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    Excessive to an absurd degree.

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    According to TMZ he said "f**king f*ggots"... sorry no link
    And the walls came tumbling down.....

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    No issue at all with the NBA making a point here.

    This is like racial slurs back in the 60's. They'll eventually get weeded out of everyday language over time, but it was nice to see the NBA take a pro-active approach, even if it was a little excessive.

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    To quote one of my favorite tweeters...

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    So a homophobe, a rapist, and a black guy walk into a bar, and everyone's like "Can I have your autograph, Kobe?"
    about 2 hours ago via web

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    This story is gay.
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    If it were a player dropping N-bombs on a referee, people would say 100K is not nearly enough. The point needs to be made.

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    According to TMZ he said "f**king f*ggots"... sorry no link
    i was watching the game and that is what he said.

    no, actually it was singular, no s at the end.

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    Kobe is a complete tool and this further proves that. He has the maturity of a 12 year old since most people stop saying "***got" after they reach puberty.

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    I used to think Kobe was a sensible, grounded, role model type of player. Boy was I wrong. Shame on you Kobe.

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    He used a poor choice of words but I'm also not going to applaud the NBA for this either when they've been rather hypocritical about this sort of thing. This happens all the time in the NBA and nothing is ever done about it from KG dropping F-Bombs, AI calling a Pacers fan a "***got" a few years back when a fan called him the N-word. List goes on. And there's K-Mart referring to Mark Cuban as a "***got"




    It just screams PR move here after all if Kobe says it people will take notice nobody cares if its just some scrub yet they're both equally bad or at least should be.

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    No issue at all with the NBA making a point here.

    This is like racial slurs back in the 60's. They'll eventually get weeded out of everyday language over time, but it was nice to see the NBA take a pro-active approach, even if it was a little excessive.
    The dreaded "N" word has been weeded out of everyday language? That's news to me.


    It should be noted that the non-four-letter-"F"-word long ago evolved beyond being a term referring exclusively to homosexual males and is now used in the same sense that the phrases a**hole, douche bag, etc. are used. In fact, I'm willing to bet that's now the primary usage of the term, including how Kobe meant it.

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    The dreaded "N" word has been weeded out of everyday language? That's news to me.


    It should be noted that the non-four-letter-"F"-word long ago evolved beyond being a term referring exclusively to homosexual males and is now used in the same sense that the phrases a**hole, douche bag, etc. are used. In fact, I'm willing to bet that's now the primary usage of the term, including how Kobe meant it.
    Or "Soft" "Punk" etc I mean Kobe has told a ref to **** himself sounds about right that's what he meant.

    That being said he shouldn't have said it and probably will just say ******* next time and call it a day. Even "**********" wouldn't have got him fined.

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    The dreaded "N" word has been weeded out of everyday language? That's news to me.


    It should be noted that the non-four-letter-"F"-word long ago evolved beyond being a term referring exclusively to homosexual males and is now used in the same sense that the phrases a**hole, douche bag, etc. are used. In fact, I'm willing to bet that's now the primary usage of the term, including how Kobe meant it.
    Long ago? That's news to me.

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    Why would Kobe make a slur about Rudy Gay?

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    While I hate the hate. Consistency is needed if they really want to take exception. They only fine if it is recorded and reported.

    And please lets stop comparing the homosexual movement with the Civil Rights Movement. They are separate altogether, and deserve their own stage.

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    And please lets stop comparing the homosexual movement with the Civil Rights Movement. They are separate altogether, and deserve their own stage.
    Tell that to Bayard Rustin.

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    This is a touchy subject, and one I understand isn't meant for this board, but I just felt the need to say that comparing the non four letter F word and the N word is absolutely ridiculous. It is not the same. Period.

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    I dont know why he got fined, he was simply talking about loud foul mouthed harley davidson motorcycle riders

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    Kstat, do you feel as strongly about a black person using the N word in a derogatory sort of way towards another black person?
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    Kstat, do you feel as strongly about a black person using the N word in a derogatory sort of way towards another black person?
    Not to derail this thread but I don't think black people should be using the N word period, if they want to seriously weed out the word.

    Gay terms are in the infancy stages of being brought public and used in a "joking not actually meaning gay kind of way', and people feel being gay is more of a choice than something given at birth.
    "It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."

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    Ridiculous fine and 90'snbarocked that was a great episode.

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    Long ago? That's news to me.
    That's how the word's been used as far back as I can remember, which is 10-20 years. That qualifies as "long ago" to me.

    I would think words developing new meanings over time would be understood by the homosexual community considering the history of the word gay. Maybe it is. Hmm...

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    While I'm no Kobe fan and I don't like either the N or F word...I think anyone complaining about this needs to look in the mirror at themselves.

    I don't know the law (i.e. CBA) surrounding this but it seems wrong that anyone could contract away a fundamental right (Freedom of speech). Nobody is perfect and 100K fine for a word that he is legally allowed to utter is wrong in my book.

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