Joakim Noah fined $50,000 by NBA over gay slur to fan during Bulls vs Heat Game 3

By on May 24, 2011 in Basketball, Sports, United States Comments

Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah was fined $50,000 on Monday by NBA over a gay slur at a fan during Bulls vs Heat Game 3 Eastern Conference finals last Sunday.



Joakim Noah’s alleged gay slur
during the Bulls vs Heat Game 3

Image Credit: nbavideosnow/YouTube

As reported at The New York Times on Monday, May 23, Joakim Noah was fined $50,000 ”for using a derogatory and offensive term from the bench.”

Apparently, the decision was made on Monday shortly after the NBA and Noah have talked, in which the fine was said to be about 1.6 percent of his roughly $3.1-million salary for this season.

Noah, 26, and plays Center for the Chicago Bulls was caught on camera getting mad after picking his second foul with 6:26 left in the first quarter on Sunday’s game against Miami Heat.

After the game, Joakim Noah apologized for his act and noted that he expects to be fined, as he told reports on Monday he learned his lesson from the incident.

Meanwhile, Joakim Noah’s $50,000 fine is only half of Kobe Bryant’s fine of $100,000 last month, but NBA told reports that it depended on what Bryant said and who he has told it to, referring to referee Bennie Adams.

Nevertheless, two advocacy groups including Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) reminded the NBA not to tolerate their players who uses anti-gay words during the game and educate them instead.

Below again is the video of the alleged gay slur to fan by Joakim Noah during the Bulls vs Heat Game 3 on Sunday.


Joakim Noah’s alleged gay slur during the Bulls vs Heat Game 3
Video Credit: nbavideosnow/YouTube



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