Hibbert's language could draw NBA punishment
Roy Hibbert is apologizing for comments during his news conference following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Indiana Pacers issued a statement with an apology from Hibbert Sunday morning saying he was sorry for his "insensitive remarks." Hibbert says a slang term he used isn't "appropriate in any setting, private or public" and the language he used "definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television."
Hibbert ended a response to a question Saturday night about his defense on LeBron James with "no homo." He also referred to reporters as "y'all (expletive)."
The comments put Hibbert in line for being disciplined by the NBA, but the center said that he didn't care if he got fined.
Roy Hibbert used a gay slur in one answer and a curse to refer to the media in another during his news conference following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, putting himself in line for being disciplined by the NBA.
Hibbert ended a response to a question about his defense on LeBron James with "no homo." Hibbert had drawn a key charge on James in Indiana's 91-77 victory over Miami on Saturday and lamented not providing enough help to teammate Paul George on James in Game 3.
Hibbert was later asked why he finished so low in voting for Defensive Player of the Year, telling reporters that it was "because y'all (expletive) don't watch us play throughout the year, to tell you the truth."
The center added that he didn't care if he got fined.
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