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NBA Legend Isiah Thomas’ Gay Son Reveals How He Came Out To His Family

zeke_stepsx633-mainI came out in 2008, my sophomore year at college. My parents like to say they always knew I was gay. I came out to them, and they were very accepting. I always knew they would be accepting. Growing up, I had gay uncles, like every kid in America. I never was so scared that my parents were going to shun or disown me — the horror stories you hear. I was just nervous about, ‘Are my friends gonna accept me?’ because I was a jock kid, so to speak, with an athlete father.”


Zeke Thomas, son of NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas and official DJ for the annual NBA All-Star game, shares his coming out story in an interview with Out’s Michael Musto

By:          EDITORS
On:           Dec 30, 2013
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    • CCTR

      A cool irony that both NBA stars and one time good friends Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson both have openly gay sons that they (the fathers) support.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones

      Ok, I’ll say it–that kid is damn good looking!

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      This is the way the story SHOULD read for every GLBTQI person of any age. Zeke, I’m so happy for you! Your family has been blessed.
      Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain (Ret.)

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CCTR

      @Mr. E. Jones: I didn’t want to get bombarded with being shallow…what do his looks have to do with it comments but he does look good!!! on google looking for more photos of him

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @Mr. E. Jones: DOUBLE damn good-looking!

      Dec 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guyingpp

      @ CCTR … and two athletes that were dogged with gay rumors for quite a while themselves.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38

      My mother loved his father and had me watch every game he was in when he played for Detroit. I use to love watch when Thomas and Johnson kiss on the court. Happy things worked out for the kid.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aric

      Jesus, he’s hot. Good for him and his parents.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • that_dude247

      Magic and Isaiah were gay. Maybe it is in the genes lol

      Dec 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      I’m glad to hear his parents have been so supportive, as have Magic Johnson and his wife with his gay son. If only more people could follow their example in this regard.

      Dec 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guess

      Hi! Quick spelling correction is in order (spelled both ways in this article)…

      I-S-I-A-H Thomas is the correct spelling for Zeke’s dad, who’s retired.

      I-S-A-I-A-H Thomas happens to be the unrelated spelling of a current NBA player, a top player for the Sacramento Kings. Isaiah’s dad, the story goes, was a Lakers fan who bet a Pistons fan that L.A. would beat Detroit in the NBA Finals. Detroit won, and in losing the bet the dad with the same surname agreed to name his son ‘Isiah’. The mother wanted the name to match with a Biblical name, so the “a” was inserted. (Sources are in Isaiah’s Wiki page).

      Dec 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • northwest

      Gorgeous guy – so glad to hear that his coming out experience was a happy one.

      Dec 31, 2013 at 4:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      Reading his story fills me with pride! So glad he’s good looking and masculine! Too bad Magic Johnson’s fat queeny son missed the mark.

      Dec 31, 2013 at 10:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      @that_dude247: that’s an incredibly reckless comment to make if you can’t support it with proof.

      Dec 31, 2013 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • davincibarnette

      @Black Pegasus: Please re-read your comment until you can see how contradictory it is. Until you are able to seehow wrong it is that you feel any right to being treated fairly & equally by anyone, for any reason, at any time, until you realize what is wrong with your comment and feelings on the matter.

      Be well, be enlightened.

      Jan 1, 2014 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54

      @Black Pegasus: if Magic’s son has somehow failed to meet your expectations that simply shows how shallow and callous you are. This world is made up of all different kinds of people and to judge their worth based solely on physical appearance is more of a negative reflection of the type of human being you are then a condemnation of those you attempt to demean.

      Jan 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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