In an attempt to redeem himself after last week's outburst, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers took part in a PSA called "Compassion," in which they promote tolerance.
The video opens with Bryant saying, "There are all kinds of different people in the world. That's what makes the world special." With the help of his teammates Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol, Shannon Brown and Ron Artest, Bryant warns how judging people based on race, ethnicity, political beliefs, religion or sexual orientation can be hurtful.
Bryant made headlines last week after calling a referee a f—got on camera, prompting Bryant to make a public apology and pay the NBA a $100,000 fine. Bryant and the Lakers eventually plan to team up with GLAAD to address anti-gay bias in sports.
We're not surprised by his decision to make a video, since that seems to be the protocol for every celebrity mishap these days. All one can do is hope that Bryant and his teammates really consider the message they are promoting in this video.
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