Hibbert “No Homo” Comment Gets Him Fined
After the Pacers beat the Heat 91-77 this past Saturday night in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals, Roy Hibbert was present at the post-game press conference. And after dropping a few questionable choice of words, the NBA has fined the Pacers big man $75,000 for the outburst.
Hibbert called the media “motherf**kers” and made a “no homo” comment after making a comment in the press conference, which reads:
“I really felt that I let Paul [George] down in terms of having his back, when LeBron was scoring in the post or getting to the paint because he stretched me out so much, no homo,” Hibbert said. Hibbert apologized the morning after via the Pacers’ publicist and got on Twitter where he asked for follow from newly openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, which all screams PR-control.
I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers’ organization. I sincerely have deep regret over my choice of words last night.
You can see the video of his remarks below. Game Seven, the last and final game of the Eastern Conference Finals is tonight at 8:30pm, from the American Airlines Arena.