Hibbert apologizes

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert apologized Sunday for using a gay slur and cursing during his news conference after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. The team issued a statement from Hibbert in which he said he was sorry for his “insensitive remarks.” “They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views,” he said in the statement. “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.” After Saturday night’s win, Hibbert ended a response to a question about his defense on Miami’s LeBron James with “no homo,” a phrase that implies fear of appearing gay. He also called reporters an offensive term. The NBA fined him $75,000. Game 7 is at 5:30 tonight at Miami. – AP

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