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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.


Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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