Updated: June 3, 2013 10:38AM
MIAMI — Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was fined $75,000 on Sunday by the NBA for using a gay slur and cursing during his news conference after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Hibbert also apologized for the comments.
“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.
Earlier Sunday, the team issued a statement from Hibbert in which he said he was sorry for his “insensitive remarks.”