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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    This isn't about the legality of Kobe Bryant's gay slur.
    Is there really any question about its legal status?
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    This is simply a debate as to whether or not you agree the fine was appropriate, and whether you think what he said was a big deal or if it is being blown out of proportion.
    As to the fine, at first glance it seems outrageous. However, given the money that Kobe's prob'ly pulling in, must take a whole lot of money to get his attention--which I think was the NBA's goal. But w/o numbers and a whole butt ton more info, I don't know if I agree with the precise amount or not.
    As to what he said, seems irrelevant to me. The fact that he was harassing a ref is sufficient to warrant censure.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    At least Kobe still has his job. If someone at, say, Exxon-Mobil had done that, he would have been fired. Kobe should be thankful that this is all that happened to him.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for directing homophobic slur at ref - ESPN Los Angeles



    This isn't about the legality of Kobe Bryant's gay slur. This is simply a debate as to whether or not you agree the fine was appropriate, and whether you think what he said was a big deal or if it is being blown out of proportion.
    It's maybe a bit excessive. But also basketball sucks.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Kobe is an asswipe and I support the fine 100%. And you can bet that he probably uses gay slurs like this all the time off the court as people do not say crap like that out of the blue. That kind of stuff is already in his mind which is why it came out of his big ugly whore ass mouth.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Kobe does suck. He pretty much gets away with anything. But a slur is just a slur and perhaps people use it all the time; but there's nothing one can really do about it. The employer in this case decided it was not appropriate for work, but it's still rather excessive IMO.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    I think the fine was appropriate.

    I would say that even if he said spick, greaser, taco bender, beaner, wetback, nigger, redneck, kike, himey, WOP, dego, mic, cracker, honkey, gook chink, slope, dink, raghead, camal jockey, sand-nigger, peter-puffer, jigaboo, porch monkey, spade, moose lip, blue gum...shall I keep going?

    Keep going, or not, he should have been smacked with a 100 grand fine.

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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    At least Kobe still has his job. If someone at, say, Exxon-Mobil had done that, he would have been fired. Kobe should be thankful that this is all that happened to him.
    Kobe is much more valuable to the NBA as a player, than as an ex-player. He knows it, and the League knows it. It's all about the bucks, buddy.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think the fine was appropriate.

    I would say that even if he said spick, greaser, taco bender, beaner, wetback, nigger, redneck, kike, himey, WOP, dego, mic, cracker, honkey, gook chink, slope, dink, raghead, camal jockey, sand-nigger, peter-puffer, jigaboo, porch monkey, spade, moose lip, blue gum...shall I keep going?

    Keep going, or not, he should have been smacked with a 100 grand fine.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm honestly tired of political correctness in this country...As an aside, a few weeks ago there was a campaign by a student group on campus to eliminate the word "retard" from speech. I was like, seriously?
    Saying "faggot" is not an issue of political (in)correctness. Using terms like faggot, nigger, wetback, etc, are beyond the realm of political correctness.

    That said - I agree that he likely wasn't using it as a gay slur at a gay person. Nonetheless, he represents the Lakers and the NBA, neither want to be associated with that kind of negative press. I think his fine was appropriate.

    On a side note, I use retarded all the time and I hate it when people tell me not to say it because not only does it get the point across, it has a nice sound to it.

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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Saying "faggot" is not an issue of political (in)correctness. Using terms like faggot, nigger, wetback, etc, are beyond the realm of political correctness.

    That said - I agree that he likely wasn't using it as a gay slur at a gay person. Nonetheless, he represents the Lakers and the NBA, neither want to be associated with that kind of negative press. I think his fine was appropriate.

    On a side note, I use retarded all the time and I hate it when people tell me not to say it because not only does it get the point across, it has a nice sound to it.
    I agree the fine was appropriate, not disagreeing with that. However I wonder if the result would have been same would have happened had he used a generic insult (rather than a slur), or if he hadn't been caught on camera.
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