Last night Kobe Bryant had some less than flattering words for referee Bennie Adams after being slapped with a technical during the third quarter of last nights win over San Antonio.  Video courtesy of TNT and TMZ

http://www.tmz.com/2011/04/13/kobe-bryant-homophic-slur-during-nba-game/

I usually give athletes a pass for their remarks in heat of the moment situation.  There is a huge distinction between being on the record and off the record.  Most of us would be unemployed if the things we said in private were brought to public light.  Kobe was caught on camera and the video was perpetuated on the internet.  I am a little concerned that he would choose to use that word in 2011, but there is no story and no cause for recourse.