Who does this idiot think he is? After Charles Barkley and LeBron James came out supporting their fellow NBA player, John Amaechi, after he came out of the closet hateful Tim Hardaway has come out against gay men in his league.
“Well, you know, I hate gay people. I let it be known I don’t like gay people. I don’t like to be around gay people. I’m homophobic. It shouldn’t be in the world, in the United States, I don’t like it.”
Ok Tim, you don’t like gay people but it might have been a good idea to keep it to yourself. By saying this you sound ignorant and hateful. He didn’t stop at that comment though, he went on to say,
“I don’t condone it. And if people got problems with it, I’m sorry. I’m saying I can’t stand being around that person, knowing that they sleep with somebody of the same sex.”
On the subject of a gay person being on his basketball team Tim Hardaway stated,
“First of all, I wouldn’t want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, you know, I would really distance myself from him because I don’t think that is right.”
Before Hardaway’s comments he was making NBA-related charitable appearances as part of the “NBA Legends” but that came to a quick end after his tirade on Miami-based radio show 790 The Ticket. Way to kill your post-basketball career Tim. Note to celebrities, the gays aren’t going away. Don’t hate on them or you’ll be sorry.