Joakim Noah Apologizes for Gay Slur Against Heat Fan

by May 23, 2011

Joakim Noah lost more than just Game 3 against the Miami Heat last night; his wallet might also lose a few bucks after the NBA reviews what appeared to be a gay slur against a heckling fan. For what it’s worth, Noah apologized. From ESPN: “Bulls center Joakim Noah apologized for allegedly using a gay slur toward a fan during Chicago’s 96-85 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Noah was angry after picking up his second foul with 6:26 left in the first quarter. After sitting down on the bench he turned to his right and shouted toward a fan. ‘I apologize,’ Noah said. ‘The fan said something to me that I thought was disrespectful, and I got caught up in the moment, and I said some things that I shouldn’t have said. I was frustrated and I don’t mean no disrespect to anybody. I just got caught up.’ Noah said he expects to be fined for the comment. NBA spokesman Tim Frank declined to comment on the incident.”