Last night in Miami, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah hurled a gay slur at a Heat fan who was heckling him. TNT’s broadcast caught Noah’s side of the exchange on camera:
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant directed the same gay slur at a referee earlier this season. It was also caught on camera, and he received a $100,000 fine in the incident. One can only assume that Noah will receive a similarly heavy fine for violating league policy.
For his part, Noah was contrite after the game:
“A fan said something, and I said something back. I apologized. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I got caught up. I didn’t mean any disrespect to anybody.”