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NBA Fines Joakim Noah

$50k for Gay Slur

5/23/2011 2:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah $50,000 for targeting a fan with a homophobic slur during last night's playoff game against the Miami Heat.

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The fine is exactly HALF the amount the league fined Kobe Bryant when he hurled the same word at a referee during a game earlier in the season.

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tiffany    

noah was not in the wrong because fan think that they can talk to people in disrespect they but not the other way around? that all

1245 days ago
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annie    

Juan G 11 days ago

I have something to say to Hetero and Amanda u say its againts god laws for being gay, thats not true he loves each and one of us. before we are born he knows how we are going to turn out to be in life stright or gay he knows.And by useing slur words thats why there are so many death amoung teen agers and grown ups. Me and my wife have a 15 year old son who killed himself last year he was being teas at school for being gay, he hang himself at home when we were at work. we did not know it untill we came home. and people like yourselfs are ingreant if u have kids or going to have kids and they turn out to be like that are u going to throw them out of your house and disown them and have nothing to do with them.

GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
:( That's so sad... so very sad to hear. Shame on those that hate. The message above yours complains that there's no more hate words people can say without getting embarrassed or fined for it - well DUH, that's the point bigots! Avoid the damned words that are belittling to others about their race, sexuality, gender, mental situation.

1234 days ago
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NOFXMAN    

NOAH YOU ARE THE MAN, YOU FUNNY AS HELL! LOVE THE "WHO GOES TO CLEVLAND ON VACTION" LOL

1223 days ago
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Anon    

I totally disagree with the arguement that he wouldn't have been fined if he was homosexual. I completely believe he would've been fined no matter what his sexuality was. Pruning the word from language isn't completely necessary, but maintaining a level of civil discourse between players of a sport is important, especially on the major league level.

1221 days ago
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