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Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo was suspended by the NBA last week for "directing a derogatory and offensive term towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner upon his ejection."

The incident occurred in a Dec. 3 game against the Boston Celtics. 

Monday, it was learned what Rondo said to referee Bill Kennedy. According to Yahoo! Sports, Rondo said while being restrained by teammates:

"You're a mother fuckin' faggot. You're a fuckin' faggot, Billy."

Kennedy told Yahoo! on Sunday that he was a gay man.

"I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man," Kennedy told Yahoo!. "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."

NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement to Yahoo! on Monday:

"I wholeheartedly support Bill's decision to live his life proudly and openly," Silver said. "Throughout his 18-year career with the league, Bill has excelled as a referee because of his passion, dedication and courage. Those qualities will continue to serve him well both as a game official and as a positive influence for others. While our league has made great progress, our work continues to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity."