NBA player fined for saying ‘no homo’


The Denver Nuggets player Nikola Jokic has been fined $25,000 for the homophobic comment he made in the interview as his team could beat the legendary Chicago Bulls. Jokic, who also represents the Serbian national basketball team, was asked in the interview about up-and-coming Chicago Bulls player Wendell Carter Jr., and the answer was ‘no homo, he is longer than you expect’. And even that fact that Jokic wanted to praise Carter as a good defender did not help him to avoid the anger of the public. In a statement, Kiki VanDeWeghe of the NBA confirmed: “Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been fined $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language.” The institution added that such a homophobic language is completely unacceptable for them and they are not going to tolerate it. The NBA previously took action against a player for very similar incident 5 years ago. The NBA player had also used the word “motherf***er” in the interview. He was fined $75,000 over his breach of professional conduct standards.


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