Kobe Bryant

Kobe BryantNBASacramento KingsLos Angeles Lakers
What happened: Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant was caught on camera directing an anti-gay slur at referee Bernie Adams during an April 13 game against the Sacramento Kings. The apology: In a statement issued the next day, Bryant said: "What I said last night should not be taken literally. My... Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times