A day after shouting a homophobic slur at a fan in Miami, Bulls big man Joakim Noah apologized and said he feels “totally retarded” for using the unacceptable slang.

“You know, it was the heat of the battle and I lost my head,” said Noah. “I feel totally retarded for using such terrible judgment.”

Noah was fined $50,000 by the league for his actions, but will not be facing a suspension as the struggling Bulls aim to even their NBA Eastern Conference Finals series with the Heat in Game 4 Tuesday night.

“Again, I just want to apologize to fag … I mean homosexuals … everywhere for using such retarded judgment,” said Noah. “It’s like I’m a dumb blond or stupid Pollack or something.”