Skip to comments.NBA bans Hardaway from weekend All Star game after anti-gay comment
Posted on 02/16/2007 11:41:02 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
NBA Commissioner: We told him [Hardaway] he couldn't do anymore work for us
Undated - Former NBA All Star Tim Hardaway is apologizing for comments he made recently on a radio program in Miami.
Hardaway said quote, "I hate gay people. Let it be known, I don't like gay people."
The NBA has banned Hardaway from this weekend's All-Star game festivities in Las Vegas.
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Nor am I under any obligation to give the PC-policed NBA any of my business.
I have a feeling that any of the major sports leagues would have reacted the same way.
My best friend is a gay man and trust me, he checks out every male around. There is plenty to be nervous about. He's not about to jump and rape anyone, of course, but he will be looking none the less.
Wouldn't it be neat if most of the NBA players decided they shouldn't show up either?
"We are told that homosexuals are not attracted to heterosexuals."
Who says this? Why would the (often unknown) orientation of a person impact their physical attractiveness? Heck. Unfortunate heterosexual women have been swooning over gay guys for centuries. I don't see the problem, as long as they don't get aggressive about it, or expect the affection to be returned.
How can a gay person know if someone he sees in the shower at the gym is a heterosexual? I "Gaydar" is a myth then shouldn't the opposite be true?
The nerve of that man!! How dare he "feel" anything?
I understand the NBA's decision. They are a business that wishes to offend none of their consumers. So, I can see why they made the decision to ban him.
I honestly don't believe he meant hate in that way. How he said it was wrong, but I think he probably just disagrees with their lifestyle decisions and attempt to force it on mainstream America like a lot of us here.
I could understand the feelings of straight guys changing with an openly homosexual in the locker room. I could understand worries about "being checked out". That's generally why there are separate locker rooms for men and women.
Indeed they are a business and they don't want to offend their consumers. But -- they have offended me time after time and are doing it again. When Latrell Sprewell tried to kill his coah twice in one day and the NBA didn't banish his sorry hide to Europe, I lost all respect for the league's front office. The league is full of 'gangstas', drug abusers, and murderous thugs. They are apparently proud of their reputation. Now a man comes out and says something that is true and moral -- Homosexual behavior is wrong ... It shouldn't be here, in the USA, etc. Maybe he said it crudely. Perhaps his words were not carefully thought out. Perhaps he really hates the behavior and not the people. I don't know. But the NBA would have done better by me if they had said, "While Mr. Hardaway's comments don't reflect the position of the NBA, we stand by his right to express his opinion."
You make some good points.
And people wonder why the NBA's ratings are down.
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