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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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91.

sick of it    

sickofit 9 hours ago 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.
So Right!!!!!!

1159 days ago
92.

shiela    

Wow he called a fan a bundle of sticks....

1159 days ago
93.

daniel    

TMZ is way to sensitive about the words. sticks and stones but words will never hurt you harvey

1159 days ago
94.

mel    

You know.... last time I checked we still had freedom of speech in this country. The heckler has a right to say what he wants...and so does the player. They are both ignorant for doing so in my opinion...but it is their right.

1159 days ago
95.

r3y    

Absolutely no class. Should be suspended or at least fined.

1159 days ago
96.

cr    

It seems to me TMZ does it more to get him in trouble than caring if he said it. Next thing TMZ will report that the guy made a public apology. Then TMZ can pat their back, they righted wrong.

1159 days ago
97.

James C.    

TMZ's readership appears to be strongly supportive of bigotry in the public sphere.

1159 days ago
98.

boo    

thats how men talk harvey. get used to it. period.

1159 days ago
99.

Brandon    

You are all ignorant *******s. You all say free country, nothing bothers me, but really that is that saying f***** is offensive and demeaning to homosexuals. Its like saying F**K Y** N*****. So don't give me that crap about how it isn't a big deal you ignorant pricks.

1159 days ago
100.

Kevin    

The game is being played in Miami.. Fan probably was a ***

1159 days ago
101.

Dr. Ed    

Fine him $10,000 and remove him from the sport. There's no more time to waste with imbeciles who choose to misbehave. He's offensive to the world not just to gay men and women.

1159 days ago
102.

michelle    

WHO CARES?

1159 days ago
103.

jeff    

another class act... **** head

1159 days ago
104.

who dat    

I gotta believe, Arnold is silently thankful others are steppin in it. Allowing him to stay off the page at tmz. Only if for a while.

1159 days ago
105.

Alishia    

WHO CARES?!?!?!?!?!

1159 days ago
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