Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has accepted a $50,000 fine for hurling an anti-gay slur at a fan, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

According to the paper, Noah called the fine “fair.”

“I made a mistake,” he said. “I'll learn from it and move on.”

During game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat, the six-foot-eleven, 26-year-old Noah was called for a personal foul against LeBron James in the opening quarter. As TNT's cameras remained fixed on the benched player, he appeared to shout “faggot” at a fan in Miami's American Airlines Arena. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Noah apologized for his comments, saying he was “frustrated” and “just got caught up.”

Noah's fine is half what Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant was assessed for shouting the same slur toward referee Bennie Adams last month. Bryant has said he'll appeal the fine.

“Kobe's fine included discipline for verbal abuse of a game official,” NBA spokesman Mark Broussard explained.

“I didn't really know what my fine would be,” Noah said. “I was just ready to face the consequences and move on … I don't want to be a distraction to this team.”