OK, let's get this out of the way first. WHAT Kobe Bryant said is offensive to some. The "f" word (no, not THAT one, but the one that means an English cigarette) is a term used as a gay slur, but is it really $100,000 worth of offensiveness?
I ask you this, would it have been better that Kobe called referee Bernie Adama a mother "f-er?" Surely, that terms uttered about the NBA courts many times a game every night without any fines being levied.
Now, would it be $100,000 worth of offensiveness if the game wasn't on TNT nationally or caught on TV altogether? Of course not.
Would it be $100,000 worth of offensiveness if it were not Kobe Bryant? Surely not!
I'm not a Kobe-lover here in the middle of Celtics Nation, but I do think that David Stern just robbed Kobe of $100,000 just to make a point and because he could. It's a drop in the bucket to Kobe and Stern can say he did the "PC" thing in trying to keep his league under control so that he gets the special interests groups off his back before the playoffs start this weekend.