Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has been fined $40,000 for using “derogatory and disparaging language” during a post-game interview after a win over the Chicago Bulls.
Via The Black Enterprise: Thomas was interviewed by TNT on the court alongside new teammate Spencer Dinwiddie following the Nets’ 116-105 victory. Two days earlier, Dinwiddie had joked the Nets might not have acquired the most talented players —in a recent trade of players but they did get the “best-looking.” Asked by TNT about Dinwiddie’s comment, Thomas said postgame Thursday night: “We already had good-looking guys, no homo.”
Thomas later took to social media to apologize for the remark.
“I want to apologize for the insensitive word I used in the postgame interview,” he tweeted. “I was excited about the win and was being playful. I definitely didn’t intend to offend anyone, but realize that I probably did. My apologies again. Much love.”
According to SB Nation, last year an NBA fan compiled 78 homophobic tweets sent by 36 players that were still live on their Twitter feeds
Cam Thomas: "We already had good looking guys, no homo."pic.twitter.com/2SAsuq36EX— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 10, 2023