Thursday, February 15, 2007

Refreshing Honesty, Hardaway Style

I heard this first on Sportscenter, and it's reproduced on yahoo:

"You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people," Hardaway said while a guest on Sports Talk 790 The Ticket in Miami. "I'm homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States."

The host asked Hardaway how he would interact with a gay teammate.

"First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that is right. I don't think he should be in the locker room while we are in the locker room."

I looked up homophobic in the built-in Apple dictionary. It's rather loaded:
an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people
I wonder if Tim Hardaway considers himself "extreme and irrational."

If I were a professional athlete, and God willing I will be some day, I'd want my team to be made up entirely of homosexuals so that I could have all the groupies to myself.

1 comment:

Andy Hall said...

yeah but when asked about it later, hardaway excused himself by pointing out that he had just been on a "long flight" and was "tired."