When keeping it real goes wrong. Calling the media “m*therfuc*ers” is not the best way to express your emotions. Lol. Yep, a fine is pretty much headed towards Roy Hibbert’s way after his postgame press conference last night.
As far as the gay slur that Hibbert used, honestly I know a lot of people that say “no homo” or “pause” and they mean NO disrespect. I don’t think he meant anything by it, but you gotta be smarter than that — it’s just such a delicate topic.
Hibbert actually reached out to Jason Collins afterwards. Check out the report, videos and tweet after the jump & let us know what you think…
*TWEET ABOVE IN GALLERY*
Roy Hibbert used a gay slur in one answer and a curse to refer to the media in another during his news conference after 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 against 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.
“Y’all m————- don’t watch us play throughout the year to tell you the truth,” Hibbert said. “So that’s fine. I’m going to be real with you, and I don’t care if I get fined. We play and we’re not on TV all of the time and reporters are the ones that are voting and it is what it is. And I don’t make it, that’s fine. I’m still going to do what I have to do.”
Hibbert finished 10th in the Defensive Player of the Year voting, won by Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.