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Lakers guard Kobe Bryant

April 2011

After he issued a gay slur at referee Bennie Adams that was caught on TNT's national telecast:

"My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period," he said. "The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone."

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