Roy Hibbert lashes out at post Game Six press conference despite impressive victory.
Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert could face disciplinary action for a profanity-laden press conference speech after his side defeated Miami 91-77.
Speaking after pushing the NBA Eastern Conference Finals to a seventh and deciding game, Hibbert finished his response to a question about his defence on Heat star LeBron James with “no homo”.
The Pacers big man was further infuriated when asked why he thought he finished so low in the defensive player of the year standings, despite his work without the ball being one of the reasons why Indiana are on the verge of a finals berth.
“Y’all m————- don’t watch us play throughout the year to tell you the truth,” Hibbert said.
“So that’s fine. I’m going to be real with you, and I don’t care if I get fined. We play and we’re not on TV all of the time and reporters are the ones that are voting and it is what it is. And I don’t make it, that’s fine. I’m still going to do what I have to do.”
Hibbert and Paul George combined well in game six to push through side through to Game Seven and a chance to play the San Antonio Spurs in the finals.
The duo scored 52 of the Pacers 91 points on the night at better than 56 per cent, with Hibbert again dominant on the boards.