Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has apologized for using the term “no homo.”

During a press conference following game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Hibbert used the term in connection with a reference to Miami Heat power forward LeBron James.

“I really felt that I let Paul [George] down in terms of having his back,” Hibbert said, “when LeBron was scoring in the post or getting to the paint because he stretched me out so much, no homo.”

Hibbert also called the media “motherfuckers.”

The 26-year-old Hibbert, who during the conference said he did not care if he was fined, was fined $75,000 for his outburst.

“Such offensive comments will not be tolerated by the NBA,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said.

In a statement released Sunday, Hibbert apologized.

“I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers' organization. I sincerely have deep regret over my choice of words last night,” he said.