The NBA fined Noah $50,000 for calling a heckling fan a “f***ing f***ot” during last night’s game.
“We’re impressed by the NBA’s precedent-setting effort to eliminate gay slurs on the court,” said Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign. “We are seeing a new conversation beginning in the world of sports, where a growing number of pro-athletes are publicly standing up for equality.”
Last month, Commissioner Stern fined LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant $100,000 for using the same slur after receiving a technical foul. Like Bryant, Noah quickly apologised after the game.