KOBE BRYANT STATEMENT REGARDING COMMENT MADE IN LAST NIGHT’S GAME

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant issued the following statement today in response to feedback regarding a comment made during last night’s game:

“What I said last night should not be taken literally. My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.”