New York, NY (Sports Network) - Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was
fined $75,000 by the NBA for his postgame press conference rant following his
team's win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on
Hibbert ended a response to a question with "no homo" when asked about his
defense on LeBron James and later cursed when asked why he finished so low in
the Defensive Player of the Year award voting.
"Y'all mother(expletive) don't watch us play throughout the year, to tell you
the truth. 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 said Saturday.
Hibbert, who had 24 points and 11 boards in Saturday's game, issued an apology
on Sunday, but NBA commissioner David Stern still handed down the fine.
"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," Stern said.
The deciding contest of the series is Monday night in Miami.
The Sports Network