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Kobe Bryant On Anti-Gay Slur: 'Kill That Word'

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KOBE KILL THE WORD
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Kobe Bryant made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday and addressed the anti-gay slur he screamed at referee Bennie Adams during Tuesday night's game against the Spurs.

The Lakers star, who was fined $100,000 by the NBA for the remark, said his outburst was "stupid and ignorant."

"It's about getting that message out there man, to kill that word," he said. "Just don't use it, just don't use it. And hopefully others can learn from the situation that occured and just knock that word out completely."

Bryant went on to say that he hasn't reached out to Adams because he wasn't sure if players are allowed to contact officials off the court.

It was announced on Friday that the Lakers and the NBA have partnered with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to address anti-gay slurs in basketball.

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