Cam Thomas fined $40K for anti-gay comment throughout interview
Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has been fined $40,000 for utilizing “derogatory and disparaging language” after Thursday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, the NBA introduced Friday.
Thomas was interviewed by TNT on the courtroom alongside new teammate Spencer Dinwiddie following the Nets’ 116-105 victory. Two days earlier, Dinwiddie had joked with the media within the wake of the Kyrie Irving commerce with the Dallas Mavericks that whereas the Nets may not have acquired probably the most proficient gamers within the deal — which included Dorian Finney-Smith going to Brooklyn — they did get the “best-looking.”
“And the Nets needed some help in that department,” Dinwiddie stated.
Asked by TNT about Dinwiddie’s remark, Thomas stated postgame Thursday night time: “We already had good-looking guys, no homo.”
Thomas later took to social media to apologize for the comment.
“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.”