According to a report by Yahoo Sports, Cam Thomas, the guard for the Brooklyn Nets, has been fined $40,000 by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for employing "derogatory and disparaging language" in a live interview on Thursday evening.
Following the Nets' win over the Chicago Bulls, TNT’s Jared Greenberg asked if the Nets needed to "bring on the good looks because you were lacking that" — a humorous question based on new guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forward Dorian Finney-Smith joking at their first news conference after being traded to Brooklyn that the Nets wanted "the best-looking" players given that the team needed "some help in that department," Yahoo Sports said.
Thomas responded, "I seen it, but I was like, man, he's just talking for the laughs. We already had good-looking dudes, no homo."
While standing with Thomas during the interview, Dinwiddie reacted with a surprised laugh at the statement, while Greenberg commented, "All right. [I'm] sure the league office will enjoy that one."
— ??????' ??? (@_Talkin_NBA) February 10, 2023
Thomas followed up that evening with an apology.
"I want to apologize for the insensitive word I used in the post-game interview. I was excited about the win and was being playful. I definitely didn't intend to offend anyone, but realize that I probably did," Thomas tweeted. "My apologies again. Much love."
I want to apologize for the insensitive word I used in the post-game interview. I was excited about the win and was being playful. I definitely didn't intend to offend anyone, but realize that I probably did. My apologies again. Much love ??❤️
— Cam Thomas (@24_camthomas) February 10, 2023
This isn't the first time an NBA player has used the popular "no homo" phrase.
According to Business Insider, in 2013, Roy Hibbert, the center for the Indiana Pacers, was fined $75,000 for using a profanity and making a "no homo" remark during a press conference.
Similarly, in 2018, Nikola Jokic, the center for the Denver Nuggets, was also fined $25,000 for making a "no homo" comment during his interview with the media. NBC Sports criticized Jokic's statement, stating that it reinforced the harmful idea that there is something wrong with being gay and suggested that a straight person must take special measures to avoid being associated with homosexuality. The NBA has made it clear that this type of commentary has no place in the workplace.
In contrast, as per Black Sports Online, LeBron James, the superstar, made the "no homo" remark in 2010, but he was not penalized for it.
Black Sports Online defended the fact that James wasn't fined by pointing out that "social media was growing, but media was slow to adapt to it, and something like this went unnoticed."
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