When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Roy Hibbert Apologizes for Insane Press Conference Last Night

By 06.02.13

Hibbert will probably be fined, and everyone except the SportsCenter talking heads will forget about the whole thing come the Game 7 opening tip. Also, keep in mind, calling the dude a bigot is ridiculous, eh? He screwed up a joke. AND, he was one of the first guys to publicly back Jason Collins when he came out. The guy just acted bizarrely, not hatefully.

Here's the apology:

I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers’ organization. I sincerely have deep regret over my choice of words last night.

[H/T: FTW]

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