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Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night to force a Game 7. Hibbert during the post game conference with the media, dropped a gay slur when describing how the Heat were defending him and used profanity during the live conference.
Hibbert did offer an apology and reached out to Jason Collins on Twitter, but that was not going to be enough for the NBA and Hibbert was fined $75,000 for his inappropriate comments. Some say it is much, but David Stern wants players to know that sort of language will not be tolerated.
The Pacers face Lebron James and the Heat in Miami Monday night, the winner will head to the finals to face the San Antonio Spurs.
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Roy Hibbert has apologized for the insensitive homophobic remark he made after Game 6. He also reached out to Jason Collins on Twitter.
The Indiana Pacers have proven that they will not go quietly into the night against the Miami Heat after taking Game 6 in decisive fashion, 91-77, but some of the best action of the night did not take place on the court. It was in the press room.
Courtesy of Pacers big man Roy Hibbert.
The big man was not in the mood to mince words at all after the big win. When he was...
The NBA has fined Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert $75,000 after he cursed at the sports media and used a gay slur at a post-game press conference.
The Indiana Pacers put a whoopin’ on LeBron, “Wade’s Flop Tarts”, The Boshtrich, and the Miami Cavaliers Heat in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Playoffs as they closed out a dominant 91-77 win in Indianapolis. It was a good showing by the Pacers team as Roy Hibbert and Paul George had strong performances and David West played strong despite suffering through an upper respiratory...
MIAMI (AP) -- Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was fined 75,000 on Sunday by the NBA for using a gay slur and cursing during his news conference after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Hibbert also apologized for the comments.
"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...
Roy Hibbert is as dumb as Jason Collins is gay
Oh Roy, Roy, Roy. As a Knicks fan, I went into the Pacers vs. Heat series think…
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In today’s politically correct world I get tired of athletes getting fined because they cursed at a press conference. Usually when that happens there will be a media outlet somewhere (because there’s always one) that will have a headline such as ”Brian Behnke curses at press conference”. And when I see a headline like that I think to myself one thing ’Whoop-dee...
After saying 'no homo' at this post-game press conference, Pacers center Roy Hibbert reached out to Jason Collins via Twitter.
Having exceeded everyone’s expectations of them except their own, having pushed the defending NBA champion Miami Heat to the precipice, the Indiana Pacers find themselves with a remarkable opportunity tonight at American Airlines Arena.
One win in Miami, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, for a trip to the franchise’s first NBA Finals since 2000.
It’s funny; the Pacers...
Ever since the Heat came together on a stage in July 2010 with the pyrotechnics and bravado of a team that was pre-ordained to do great things, intense scrutiny has focused upon them. Every mistake, hiccup, shoulder bump, missed shot, injury, misspoken word, tweet, gesture and breath has been dissected and examined to an unreal and unfathomable level.
The Pacers seemed to expose...
Tonight we got ready for Game 7 between the Heat and Pacers.
Thanks to Tommy Shoegler of Indiana’s New Center for joining me to talk about the first six games and to break down the decisive game. We also took a step back to discuss the controversial last game in Indiana, Roy Hibbert’s dumb comments as well as the NBA’s suspension of Chris Andersen and the refs questionable...