Not Another One… Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Apologizes For Homophobic Slur


Mikey Fresh | May 23, 2011 - 6:39 pm

Yet again, another NBA Baller may have to pay a fine for their quick temperedness and lack of judgment.

Finding himself in hot water, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah definitely had a “Kobe” moment, during Sunday night’s game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. After picking up his second foul in the first quarter, Noah allowed his temper to get the best of him.  

This footage demonstrates Noah’s verbally abusing a fan and yelling “F*** you, f*****.” Shortly after the game—which the Heat won 96-85—Noah was quick to tell reporters.

“I apologize. 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 seems somewhat apologetic but clearly Kobe’s situation (he was fined $100,000 for shouting F***ing F****t at a referee) wasn’t a learning experience; guess money can pay your way out of anything even anti-gay slurs.  —Noelle Lattimore