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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.
    It does not matter how he was using that HATE term: it was inside his head and came out of his mouth and now he gonna pay. Hell maybe his woman will get another nice ring outta this as she needs to call him out for acting a damn fool.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I see what you're getting at, I agree with you. The people I've interacted with all my life use "faggot" pretty much the same way they used "asshole" "retard" or "bitch." The n-word is different, yes.
    Then you are dealing with the wrong kind of people as there is no need to deal with folks that use that kind of stuff. If you are cool with it? Fine. Keeep hanging w/haters. If not drop em.
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Kobe makes over $21 million a year just from his salary and not counting endorsements and other income. To put a $100K fine for Kobe into perspective, proportionally speaking, it's the same as a person who makes $35,000 per year being fined about $170.

    Now, if you count his endorsements and such, Forbes estimates Kobe made 45 million in 2009 so that would be a conservative estimate for his current income. This would make the 100K fine proportionally equivalent to the person who makes 35K per year getting fined about $80.

    Those aren't excessive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    It does not matter how he was using that HATE term: it was inside his head and came out of his mouth and now he gonna pay. Hell maybe his woman will get another nice ring outta this as she needs to call him out for acting a damn fool.
    I stated that he likely didn't use it as a gay slur. Nowhere have I stated that this matters. In fact, I have consistently stated the opposite.

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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.
    As a gay person I really don't need any help defending myself. I don't need special laws.Thanks but no thanks. We can't force someone's opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    As a gay person I really don't need any help defending myself. I don't need special laws.Thanks but no thanks. We can't force someone's opinion.
    It isn't about forcing some one's opinion. It is about the league taking issue with what one of its best known players said to its refs.

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

    If the camera caught him saying it, I have no problem with the league fining him. Its a business, and its concerned about image, and to steal and tweak a comment from that leagues greatest player of all time.....Gay People watch Basketball too. $100,000k is a lot of money regardless of who you are, but its far from a truly severe penalty on Kobe. But it does make it look like the leagues not tolerating it.

    If it was something that wasn't caught and they were just doing it because someone near by there mentioned it to the league and thus they fined, I'd think that's stupid. There's no image damage there, there's no product shine being lost by that, at that point it just becomes trying to be overly PC and while they'd still be within their rights to do it, I'd say its stupid.

    I don't doubt that wasn't the first time Kobe or someone else said that word or other similar type of things on or around the basketball court before...and I have no real issue with that. But he got caught, and they had to take action. Much the same view I have with speeding and other minor type of "crimes" which the majority of the time have no issue on others. If you want to do it, more power to you...I'm not going to condemn you for it or make you out as a monster for it. However, if you get caught, accept that you knowingly were doing something bad and got caught, and do what punishment you have to do. In this case, Kobe got caught, so he had to do the time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The ref was probably a dude who rides a Harley Davidson, those dudes are fags!!
    I guess I'm a fag, too.

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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.
    Kobe is a thug and a POS, is anyone really surprised by his actions?
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    Re: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for gay slur

    Fining someone for swearing is beyond stupid.


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