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Chicago Bulls Star Appears to Hurl Gay Slur at Fan

5/22/2011 7:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joakim Noah pulled a Kobe Byrant during tonight's Chicago Bulls/Miami Heat NBA playoff game ... caught on camera appearing to hurl a gay slur at a fan. 



Noah went to the bench early in the game with his second foul. After a replay, the camera cut back to Noah ... who screamed a few colorful words in the direction of a fan behind the bench.

He ended his screaming appearing to say, "F**k you, f**got."

Unlike Kobe's outburst, the announcer's made no mention of Joakim's.

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16.

MoonDust    

here we go again.....geez tmz really?

1063 days ago
17.

matthew madden    

So this was caught on TV, do you realize how often people say f**k you f**got? Especially in the heat of the moment when someone is pissed off at themselves and hearing name calling from the fans (probably slurs along the same line or worse). Let it go TMZ, people say f**got, get over it. Most people don't mean it as a gay slur, its just a bad word to say in the heat of the moment. Just like when people say f**k you they don't literally mean sex yourself. Pathetic news and now its going to get blown up and nothing is going to change because of it.

1063 days ago
18.

MoonDust    

I know so many gays that use that f a g term themselves when talking about themselves and other gays. I sugest you go to your LGBT meeting and encourage your members to stop using the word themselves. it isn't right when gays use it either.

1063 days ago
19.

Eli    

racism is not the same as sexuality.

1063 days ago
20.

Truth    

OH MAN, WHO GIVES A CRAP. ONLY HARVEY CUZ HE'S GAY.... TOTALLY BIASED AND NOT WORTH A STORY. NEXT!!

1063 days ago
21.

Muppet    

Once again this proves that Mel Gibson isn't the only one that uses foul language and derogatory remarks. He just takes a bigger sh*t kicking over it than anyone else. Are they going to play this over and over for weeks? Probably not, but yet we're still hearing Mels. Pathetic!

1063 days ago
22.

sickofit    

I remember when if you were a sports star, and you cursed at a game or in public, you were fired. If you talked back to a ref, or called him a name during a game you were fired. You were held to a public standard higher than other people because you were hired to be the public face of your team. Now you can cuss at fan, insult the refs during games(even have it video taped and played to everyone in the stadium), beat up your girlfriend, drive drunk, trash hotel rooms. and take drugs and now nothing happens to you, except you might get a few more millions next season because you made the news last year. Sports is no longer a safe family affair.

1063 days ago
23.

Sharon     

Why do people care what consenting adults do.

1063 days ago
24.

Gizmo    

This is mild compared to Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Dahmer, & OJ, lol. FYI this guy is French and Swedish. He looks like he'd be the first 1 to voluntarily drop the soap in the showers though.

1063 days ago
25.

sickofit    

Gizmo
This is mild compared to Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Dahmer, & OJ, lol. FYI this guy is French and Swedish. He looks like he'd be the first 1 to voluntarily drop the soap in the showers though.
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You are not getting it. This man being a professional athlete is suppose to set a good example for his team, and help inspire kids to good sportmanship.

1063 days ago
26.

SureOK    

A guy with his hair in a French Twist calling someone else a f*g? The irony.

1063 days ago
27.

MidoriMe    

that guy is naaasty! inside and especially out.

1063 days ago
28.

lawrence Marchesi    

Why are people so up in arms when a person uses any type of slur. People say stuff all the time, doest make it right, but they do. I cant believe what a thinned skin society we are becoming.

1063 days ago
29.

Ahna Nymous    

Knowing it pisses people off is why it gets used. As a white man saying the gay f word to a homosexual and the n word to a black man are two different things. One will get the hell beat out of you probably the other will just be a few high pitched screams and then a bitch slap.

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1063 days ago
30.

mildly insane    

The problem is he is running out of words
he can use to address a no balls idiot
who hurls insults from the back of a crowd
cant use p*ssy cant use f*ggot Cant use co** Su**er
what we need is a new word of course they would then organize
and claim the word or term is derogatory
to no balls idiots

1063 days ago
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