in the heat of the moment during Tuesday's win over the Spurs Kobe Bryant was caught on camera uttering a homophobic slur towards referee Bernie Adams. He was fined $100,000 by the NBA and for now the gay and lesbian community has labeled him public enemy #1. I don't condone the language Kobe used, but I do think it was taken out of context. I doubt Kobe Bryant hates all gay and lesbian people. The punishment was justified however and the NBA acted quickly and properly concerning this issue. My guess is that's the last we'll hear about this. Stay tuned.
As for Lebron beating Kobe, that scenario will only happen off the court. There is little chance the MoHeatos will get to the NBA finals and if they do the Black Mamba will be waiting. There is no derailing the train to immortality for the Lakers and Kobe Bryant is the conductor. After this season Michael Jordan will have to scoot over to make room on the greatest ever platform. NOBODY is getting in the way of that. Playoff preview tomorrow.