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Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah Fined $50,000 for Anti-Gay Slur

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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has been fined $50,000 after being caught on camera uttering the words "f**k you faggot" to a fan seated behind him at Sunday night's Miami Heat game.

The only difference between Noah's actions and Kobe Bryant's last month is that Kobe's slur was directed toward a referee and not a fan.

ESPN reports: "NBA spokesperson Tim Frank said that the two situations were different. 'Kobe's fine included discipline for verbal abuse of a game offical,' he said."

ESPN's 1st & 10 debated the potential fine earlier today.

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Watch: Bulls Center Joakim Noah Apologizes for Anti-Gay Slur

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Last night, Steve posted about an anti-gay slur uttered by Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah during their game against the heat. Given what happened to Kobe Bryant, Noah looks headed towards some sort of discipline from the NBA.

Following the game last night, he apologized to reporters.

Said Noah: "I got caught up. A fan said something and I said something back. I apologize. I don't know what's going to happen, but, you know,  I got caught up. I don't mean no disrespect to anybody.  I just got caught up."

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