Hates-The-Gays Gets The All-Star Boot

In their continuing efforts to distance themselves from homo-hating Tim Hardaway, the NBA has banned the former Miami Heat guard from attending this weekend’s All-Star Game in Las Vegas. NBA Commissioner David Stern again reiterated that the league doesn’t support Hardaway’s comments. He also encouraged the country to discuss the larger issues and said he’s not surprised by the context:

This is an issue overall that has fascinated America. It’s not an NBA issue…This is a country that needs to talk about this issue. And, not surprisingly, they use sports as a catalyst to begin the dialogue.

Meanwhile, Hardaway again apologized for saying he hates gay people and admitting that he’s a homophobe, a word he can barely pronounce. Harnessing the power of history, Hardaway insisted:

As an African-American, I know all too well the negative thoughts and feelings hatred and bigotry cause. I regret and apologize for the statements that I made that have certainly caused the same kinds of feelings and reactions.

I especially apologize to my fans, friends and family in Miami and Chicago. I am committed to examining my feelings and will recognize, appreciate and respect the differences among people in our society.

Cue the publicist-endorsed trip to bigot rehab.

(Also, please note we’ve change Hardaway’s nick name from “Hate-A-Gay” to “Hates-The Gays”. It’s more universal, much like his distaste for the dick tasters.)

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  • Teelin

    I think it’s funny that he uses the word bigotry in his “apology.” During the initial interview warned by Dan Levitard “You know what you’re saying there Timmy is flatly homophobic, it’s bigotry.” He was TOLD that he was being a bigot, but that didn’t slow him down at all. But now he’s sorry that “the statements that [he] made that have certainly caused the same kinds of feelings and reactions.” It feels like he’s saying “I’m sorry certain people took what I had to say a certain way. I love it when people in the public spotlight are shocked when they say bad things and it effects their job. Idiots.

  • Paul Raposo

    I seriously doubt Mr. Hardaway is articulate enough to have made the apologia.

  • t bogan

    poltical correctness is wrong. Tim Hardaway has given his opinion and or belief as an american. Why should he have to apologize to anyone. He commented on a gay person. So What. Millions of us believe homosexuality is wrong. Life as an American has tough choices. Mr. Hardaway is in the NBA fraternity so the media jumped on it. What about the average persons
    opinion. How is it ok to say I am gay ,but not ok to say I am homophobic? Everyone has an opinion and that opinion does not make you a criminal. Your physical actions against the laws make you a criminal. Which is something we are not short of.

  • Paul Raposo

    t bogan, if you’re anti-gay, why are you cruising a gay blog? You are free to share your opinions as an American, but I’d suggest sharing them with other like-minded bigots on the proper forums.

  • Martin Luther King Jr

    disliking homosexuality doesnt make anyone a bigot just as disliking racism doesnt make anyone a bigot you can say you were born homosexual or whatever doesnt matter what you say doesnt change fact just as racist people can stay closeted about being racist and no one would know they’re racist homosexuals can stay closeted about being homosexual and no one would know they’re homosexual PROVE ME WRONG FACT IS WHEN IT COMES TO BEING HOMOSEXUAL OR RACIST IF YOU DONT TELL IT OR SHOW IT DONT NOBODY KNOW IT P R O V E M E W R O N G

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