This probably isn't a coincidence, but Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert reached out to an NBA cohort after making a “no homo” remark after a Game 6 victory in the Eastern Conference finals.
That player was another center, Jason Collins who finished his 12th season with the Wizards.
Collins, who is a free agent come July 1, recently came out as gay.
“Hey can I get a follow,” Hibbert wrote from his Twitter account, which would allow him to converse with Collins via private messaging. “Would like to discuss something’s with you.”
Hibbert, who spent four seasons at Georgetown, was fined $75,000 by the league Sunday for two remarks. The other was a profanity in reference to media, which voted for the Defensive Player of the Year award and had Hibbert in 10th place.
He compounded the problem by using derogatory slang about gays.
Hibbert released a statement to apologize for both remarks, calling them “insensitive,” “disrespectful,” and “offensive.”