LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers say they’ll work with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on ways to keep anti-gay slurs out of basketball.

The Lakers and GLAAD announced a partnership Friday, three days after Kobe Bryant was spotted on a national television broadcast yelling a gay slur in frustration over a referee’s call.

Team spokesman John Black says Bryant’s words aren’t representative of what the 16-time NBA champion club represents, and the Lakers will work with GLAAD on ways to educate their players and fans.

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios says his organization will advocate zero-tolerance policies for anti-gay slurs at sports events, similar to a policy adopted by the New York Yankees.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. ArmyStud says:

    “GOOD GRIEF” I am Gay I am not upset at all, its part of life and Freedom of Speech…. People need to get a “Back – Bone”..

    Yes, I did Serve in the Army “Openly Gay Infantry 88 to 97

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Pole smoking in the barracks?

  2. J. Kennedy says:

    If you think that is the first time Kobe ever said something like that you need to get moron insurance. Time does tell

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