Charles Barkley on Tim Hardaway

Charles Barkley delivers one of the most eloquent responses regarding the Tim Hardaway homophobia scandal. Argues Barkley: For a black man – who should understand oppression more than anyone – to make these statements makes the episode that much worse.

But we’ll remain a bit doubtful to Barkley’s assertion that a gay player in the NBA could come out and not face opposition or under-the-radar shunning from teammates and other players. Not sure we’re quite there yet.