Jun 02, 2013 2:19 PM GMT
He won't get a pass, but he'll absorb a fine for his comment. No way he gets suspended for Game 7. Roy's already working on making amends.
ESPNINDIANAPOLIS -- 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 later reached out to Jason Collins via Twitter. Collins made headlines in April when he became the first active male pro athlete in a major American sport to come out publicly as gay.
"Hey can I get a follow," the tweet read. "Would like to discuss something's with you."