"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 peopleI 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.