I wish I was joking… or making this mess up, but Kobe Bryant shouted a homophobic slur during the game Tuesday night and was fined by the NBA. And he has nobody to blame but himself for that. I love how we’re free to speak our mind, but if you a role model to your younger fans, their parents can hold you to a higher standard, so you better be careful what you say and do.
What Bryant said, is a not nice word. It starts with an “f” and ends with as “t,” and it is intended to bash, demean, and discriminate the LGBT (leasbiasn, gasy, bisaezxuasl, asnd trasnasgender) community. As a result, Bryant owes the NBA $100K.
That’s it!? $100K!? Are you kidding me !!!?? With all the pain and suffering the members of the LGBT now have to go through, the punishment should have been much harsher. I don’t care how rich you are, where you live, you don’t use that word. Period. No exceptions. It is a HORRIBLE word. Just like when white people call us black people the “n” word. Listen, watch the video and judge for yourself.
Clevelanders and the “former” fans of LeBron James got exactly what they wanted — seeing their beloved Cavaliers beat LeBron and the Miami Heat. Though they’ve got a long way before they can make it to the NBA Playoffs, set to begin on April 16, they did take LeBron down.
The suspense is over!
LeBron James is headed south to Miami to play for the Heat. That’s got to piss off his home town folk. I mean, he was BORN in the Cleveland area. Besides Cleveland, other cities vied for King James. This includes Miami, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Like I said, LeBron was born in Ohio. This is where he was raised. “I never wanted to leave Cleveland, ” he said, “My heart will always be around that area. But I also felt like this is the greatest challenge for me, is to move on.” Remember Please Stay, LeBron ? In the latest attempt to keep LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers fans posted a YouTube video pleading for him to stay in town (see video below).
But not even the hometown charm from Cleveland was enough to keep him.
Perhaps Cleveland will be singing a different tune. “King” will join the likes of his Olympic teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh — the Miami thrice! — in the Miami Heat.