Lakers’ Kobe Bryant opposes gay slur on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Kobe Bryant admonished a Twitter follower for using a homophobic insult toward another fan.
He said he doesn’t approve using “your gay” as a put down and asked that it be deleted.
When another follower reminded him about his gay slur in April that warranted a $100,000 fine from the NBA, Bryant admitted it wasn’t cool and was ignorant on his part.
“I own it and learn from it and expect the same from others,” Bryant tweeted.
The Lakers star was caught on national television reacting with a gay remark after he was slapped with a technical foul by referee Bennie Adams in a game against the Spurs.
NBA commissioner David Stern called his demeanor “offensive and inexcusable.”
Bryant apologized a day later, saying that he did not mean to offend anyone.