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“I Won’t Play With No Gay,” Says Tim Hardaway

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If you ever wondered why it took John Amaechi so long to come out of the closet, consider some comments from professional b-baller Tim Hardaway.

Sitting down for a chat with a Miami radio show, the former Miami Heat guard insists that he would never play on a team with an openly gay man:

First of all, I wouldn’t want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would really distance myself from him because 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.

Not only does Hardaway not want the homos in the locker room, he doesn’t even want them on the planet!

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. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.

No, all gay people should be launched into the sun. All women can be stuck back in the kitchen, too.

Although, we suppose it’s nice he came out as a homophobe. It’ll certainly make a lot of people’s lives easier. Unfortunately, it will probably make a lot of other people’s way more difficult. And, of course, earn Hardaway some enemies.

Hardaway’s publicist must have been listening, because a few hours after blasting the queers, he called back to apologize, saying he didn’t mean it. The NBA, however, ain’t buying it, they’ve barred Hardaway from making public appearances on their behalf. Maybe they’ll send him of to rehab next…

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Feb 15, 2007
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  • 11 Comments
    • Carl
      Carl

      He said in another interview a few hours after this one that he would also shun a family member if they turned out to be gay. I guess he’s consistent, at least.

      The sad part is that some will idolize him now. Just wait until Limbaugh and Glenn Beck start in deifying him.

      Feb 15, 2007 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • G
      G

      He hates gays so much because he’s a closet queen–poor baby, I guess he never got over that schoolboy crush on the boy at the desk next to him…

      Feb 15, 2007 at 9:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon
      Brandon

      It’s ironic that coming out as a homophobe is greeted with nearly as much scorn as coming out as gay. And the more that homophobe expose themselves to the glaring eye of the media the more they reveal the bizzare ideas upon which they base their hatred. He doesn’t think that gays should be in the United States? come on, str8 black men this is the same thing said about you not so long ago.

      And why do str8 men think that ALL gay men find them attractive? Wishful thinking?

      Feb 15, 2007 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hal
      hal

      [removed]

      Feb 15, 2007 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      Hal,

      You are a bloody racist. Make sure those sheets are nice and clean!

      Feb 15, 2007 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon
      Brandon

      So, what did Hal say? Let me guess the irrepressible n-word, right? A pity, I would like to see what he said…I’m sure his bigotry expressed in words is as inane as Hardaway’s comments.

      Feb 15, 2007 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bernie
      Bernie

      Sounds like someone needs a few weeks in homophobia rehab.

      Feb 15, 2007 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick
      Rick

      That’s interesting, because I hate black people, so I let it be known. I don’t like black people and I don’t like to be around black people. I am racist. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.

      Feb 15, 2007 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hal
      hal

      I am no racist ,so chill out queens!All i said is that some basketball players look and act like apes,and should be regarded as such.I am not refering to black people as a whole.If you know a hot sexy and pretty one,clean him and send him to my dorm room!

      Feb 15, 2007 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SmalltownBoy
      SmalltownBoy

      Let’s see if Hardaway gets the John Rocker treatment. Don’t hold your breath.

      Feb 15, 2007 at 9:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete
      Pete

      Back when Hardaway was playing for Golden State, he was pretty well know to make frequent trips to Castro bars

      Mar 5, 2007 at 12:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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