Roy Hibbert Fined $75,000 For Gay Slur and Bad Language June 03, 2013 09:46
The Indiana Pacers might have been on cloud 9 after beating the Miami Heat in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Playoff Finals, but in the post-game press conference, journalists still managed to get Roy Hibberts back up.
Hibbert has now been fined $75,000 for the language that he used to express himself during that press conference.
You hear a member of the media asking Hibbert why he thinks that he only finished 10th in the voting for the NBA Player of the Year this year. Hibbert doesn't hold back in saying;
"I mean, y'know what, cos y'all mother f*%#ers don't watch us play throughout the year to tell you the truth…Ima be real with you, and I don't care if I get fined."
Hibbert has also made a public apology for the press conference, in which he used a gay slur to describe the fact that he felt like he hadn't had Paul George's back during game 5 of the playoffs versus Miami.
In a press release, the NBA has said: “Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate and vulgar language during postgame interviews following the Pacers’ 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. ‘While Roy has issued an apology, which is no doubt sincere, a fine is necessary to reinforce that such offensive comments will not be tolerated by the NBA,’ said NBA Commissioner David Stern.”