i think the most underreported NBA story ever was when Kobe called Bill Kennedy a "fucking fag". Bill Kennedy is long rumored to be homosexual - it was a very volatile story angle that could've really blown up.
Kobe was very smart though with an honest/contrite apology and everything cooled over quickly.
but I always wonder if thats the reason Bill Kennedy has been so tough against the celtics (Doc and KG have been rumored to have gotten into some heated arguments with him in the past).
the NBA is where the Refs being front page news happens!