Kobe Bryant Apologizes, Sort Of, After Mouthing Homosexual Slur

Kobe Bryant's apology for mouthing a homosexual slur after receiving a technical foul against the Spurs on Tuesday night won't go down as one of the most touching apologies an athlete has ever uttered. But it's still an apology of sorts, technically, even if it reads more as "it doesn't mean what you think it means" explanation.

↵

↵↵↵

↵↵↵↵↵
↵

"What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone."

↵
↵

Yup, another "apology" without the words "I'm sorry" in it. I sort of understand the idea that what is said in the heat of the battle should not be used against someone for the rest of their life, but Bryant still did use the phrase "f*****" and should own up to it more than this. This was Kevin Garnett "cancer patient" bad.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.