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NBA star Rajon Rondo is under fire after hurling a homophobic slur at a NBA referee earlier this month. Rondo was ejected from a game on December 3rd in Mexico City after calling Bill Kennedy a “faggot.” He was also suspended for a game by the Sacramento Kings.

“You’re a motherf*cking f*ggot,” he reportedly screamed at Kennedy, adding “You’re a f*ggott, Billy.”

Rondo took to social media on Monday to apologize, tweeting:

Rondo’s homophobic rant led Kennedy to make this surprise announcement to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

“I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man. I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to young men and women in sports that you must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are.”

While Rondo is the first player suspended for using a gay slur, he isn’t the first player to use it. Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant were both fined in 2011 for using the slur.

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Over-Zealous Fan Interrupts Jenifer Lewis On The Red Carpet … And It’s Hilarious!

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Jenifer Lewis is already a riot … but add a crazy circumstance plus an amped up fan and the interaction is pure gold.

While at the NAACP Image Awards HH chatted with the black-ish actress about her experience with racism in Hollywood. Lewis, who is a legend in La La Land, was giving us an animated answer about how she didn’t have time to worry about losing roles because of her skin color, that is until a fan excitedly interrupted her. Not once, but twice!

Ms. Lewis handled the situation like a pro — but also added a side of shade — and the whole encounter ended up being funny as h*ll!

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