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Mark Cuban: There Absolutely Will Be An Openly Gay NBA Player “Within The Next Three To Five Years”

mark-cubanDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is certain there will be an openly gay pro basketball player well before a female coach breaks the glass backboard.

The well-spoken billionaire called up TMZ to discuss the possibility of a female coach, but took it upon himself to mention the more real possibility of an NBA player coming out of the closet.

“I think there’ll be guys who come out of the closet and continue to play in the NBA,” Cuban said. When asked for clarification, he said it was going to happen “within the next three to five years, absolutely.”

He seemed to indicate that NBA insiders weren’t clamoring around a specific closeted player, and defended the organization from the notion that it’s a homophobic sport. “There’s certain words that were accepted five to ten years that you can’t use anymore,” he said. “I think it’ll be more of a media sensation when somebody comes out than a player issue.”


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  • Wow

    I will be waiting Gay-Hump, whenever you are ready. <3 XOXO

  • AxelDC

    Cuban probably knows one or more closet cases, since he has owned the Mavs for over a decade now.

  • Jess

    BFD – like it really matters…

  • christopher di spirito

    I was going to say the NBA already had a gay player in Magic Johnson but then I remembered we discussing an openly gay player and not someone on the DL.

  • Meowzer

    Kris Humphries anyone?

  • Jeff

    There already was a gay player in the NBA that guy who played for the Utah Jazz, John Amaechi.

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