Nets’ Cam Thomas fined $40,000 by NBA for televised derogatory slur


Brooklyn Networks guard Camera Thomas was fined $40,000 NBA on Friday for using derogatory and derogatory language during a live television interview.

Thomas was interviewed along with Spencer Dinwiddie on TNT after the Nets’ 116-105 win over Chicago on Thursday night. He was asked about Dinwiddie’s joke that he and Dorian Finney-Smith, who came together in trade for Dallas’ Kyrie Irving, helped make the Nets a better looking team.

Thomas replied with a gay slur, laughing.

The 21-year-old guard, who before Thursday had become the youngest player in league history with three straight 40-point games, apologized on social media after the game.

“I want to apologize for the insensitive word I used in the post-game interview,” he wrote on Twitter. “I was happy about the win and was playful. I definitely didn’t mean to offend anyone, but I realize I probably did. Sorry again. Much love.”

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