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The NBA has fined Roy Hibbert $75,000 after the Indiana Pacers center used a gay slur in one answer and a profanity in another during his news conference Saturday following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Hibbert ended a response to a question about his defense on Miami Heat star LeBron James with “no homo.”

The NBA responded less than 24 hours later, announcing Sunday in a release that Hibbert was fined for “using inappropriate and vulgar language.” The fine was handed down after Hibbert issued an apology Sunday morning, saying in a statement that he sincerely has “deep regret over my choice of words last night.”

Game 7 will be very interesting after this controversial turn of events combined with the return of Chris “Birdman” Anderson of the Miami Heat from his 1 game suspension for the shoving incident during game 5. Game 7 is on tonight at 8:30pm EST.

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