Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert offered
an apology Sunday after making derogatory remarks in a postgame media session
following Saturday's Game 6 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference
Hibbert ended a response to a question with "no homo" when asked about his
defense on LeBron James.
"I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press
conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night," said Hibbert in a
statement released by the Pacers.
"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."
Hibbert also cursed when asked why he finished so low in the Defensive Player
of the Year award voting.
"Y'all (expletive) don't watch us play throughout the year, to tell you the
truth," Hibbert said Saturday night. "That's fine. I'm going to be real with
you. And I don't care if I get fined. You know what, we play, we're not on TV
all the time. Reporters are the ones that are voting. And it is what it is. If
I don't make it, that's fine. I'm still going to do what I have to do."
Hibbert, who had 24 points and 11 boards in Saturday's game, could face
further discipline from the league, likely in the form of a fine, for his
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