Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant appears to direct homophobic slur at ref - ESPN Los Angeles Kobe being a class act as usual. That said, though, my first thought on this is, "who cares?". I'm pretty sure they all say A LOT worse than this to one another when the cameras are off of them. Personally, when I play ball, I call guys names a lot worse than "fag" and receive the same in return. Also, Bynum hyper-extended his bum knee again. Sucks to be the Lakers.