Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 by the NBA for using a gay slur during his postgame news conference Saturday night.
Hibbert responded "no homo" to a question after the Pacers' 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat forced a deciding Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.
The 7-foot-2 center apologized for the remark in a statement issued by the team Sunday.
“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,” Commissioner David Stern said in a statement.
Indiana players were not made available to the media Sunday before...