Indiana Pacers Player Apologizes After 'No Homo' Comment

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on Advocate.com June 02 2013 3:13 PM ET

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was contrite after a disastrous press conference where he called the media an expletive and used the term "no homo."

Hibbert was strangely antagonistic at the press conference even though the Pacers beat Miami 91-77 in the Eastern Conference Finals. When asked about his defense of Heat player LeBron James, Hibbert said, "no homo." He also called the media "motherfuckers."

By Sunday, Hibbert had apologized and reached out to gay basketball player Jason Collins, asking him on Twitter if "I can get a follow. Would like to discuss something with you." It's not clear if the two players corresponded. 

In a statement from the Pacers, Hibbert declared "deep regret over my choice of words last night. I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers' organization."

The NBA has not yet announced whether Hibbert will be fined. Read more here.