INDIANA - Roy Hibbert stated that he does not care about the $75,000 fine since he makes $13.6 million a year.
The 7-foot-2-inch tall center for the Indiana Pacers made his out-of-line comment during a post-game interview with the sports media.
A reporter with a Miami sports publication asked Roy if he felt that the Miami Heat's LeBron James had guarded him pretty good. Hibbert became very defensive and told the reporter to stop talking like Clay Aiken.
The reporter asked if that was a gay slur. Hibbert grinned and responded by saying that Aiken is gay so then 1 and 1 must be 2, unless you're Paris Hilton and then it could be 3 or maybe 7.
Hibbert also later in the interview remarked after being asked a question regarding the Indiana mascot that the mascot is fake just like Sponge Bob Square Pants.
NBA Commissioner David Stern fined Hibbert $75,000 for his Clay Aiken gay slur and for saying that Sponge Bob Square Pants is not real.
Pacers Coach Frank Vogel said that Roy was tired, sleepy, and sweaty when he made the stupidly stupid remark and he really did not mean it. He added that everyone knows that Sponge Bob Square Pants is real.
SIDENOTE: Commissioner Stern made it abundantly clear to Mr. Hibbert that if he ever dares to make another gay slur again he will find himself traveling to the next Pacers game in a bus instead of the team plane.