Joakim Noah fined $50K

Updated: May 24, 2011, 1:44 PM ET

MIAMI -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was fined $50,000 on Monday for directing an anti-gay slur at a fan during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, and vowed to learn from the incident.

The NBA released its decision hours after speaking with Noah, saying the fine was "for using a derogatory and offensive term from the bench."

"I think it's fair," Noah said Tuesday. "I made a mistake, learn from it and move on. That's about it."

The fine is only half of what ...

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