Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 for gay slur

Updated: April 15, 2011, 10:29 AM ET

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for a gay slur that commissioner David Stern called "offensive and inexcusable."

Bryant apologized Wednesday and said that his comments "should not be taken literally," but he also said that he will appeal the fine.

After receiving a technical foul during Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, Bryant stormed to the bench, hit his seat before sitting down, threw a towel and then yelled "Bennie!" ...

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