Kobe Bryant picked up a $100,000 NBA fine for using a gay slur in 2011. On Feb. 11, Sports Illustrated reported that after Bryant has no problem speaking up on Twitter, because Kobe scolds fan for a gal slur insult.
Bryant's fine came when he used a slut and NBA Commissioner David Stern scolded Bryant for the language, calling it "unacceptable." Stern said the NBA is no place for the insensitivity, and Bryant said he has learned the lesson from that instance.
It is with that lesson in mind, that Kobe scolds the fan on Twitter for using a gay slur to put someone down. Kobe responded to the tweet by saying that is wasn't ok and that people should delete the word "gay" from their vocabulary.
Another fan attacked Kobe and said that he was a hypocrite because he got in trouble for it and told him to just win and not preach. Kobe responded once again, saying he was ignorant for using the term in his case. He said he learned from it and expects the same from others.
Patrick Burke, the founder of "You Can Play," an organization looking for locker-room equality, congratulated Bryant on making his stand on Twitter when Kobe scolds fan for making gay slurs.