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NBA bans Hardaway from weekend All Star game after anti-gay comment
WZZM 13 ^ | 2/16/07 | John Bumgardner

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wzzm13.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lockerroomvoyeurism; nba; nbaallstargame; politicalcorrectness; thoughtcrime

1 posted on 02/16/2007 11:41:04 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Banning him was pretty gay.


2 posted on 02/16/2007 11:41:45 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Oh, that is just so gay!...........


3 posted on 02/16/2007 11:42:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I'm going to assume that Hardaway has either no publicist or the worst publicist in the business.


4 posted on 02/16/2007 11:42:42 AM PST by wideawake
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To: NonValueAdded
I thought it was a faaaaaabulous move!

;o)
5 posted on 02/16/2007 11:42:45 AM PST by LIConFem
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I never realized that poofters are an important part of the NBA's target demographic.


6 posted on 02/16/2007 11:43:24 AM PST by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I have no use for the NBA anyways. Haven't watched a game in at least ten years.


7 posted on 02/16/2007 11:44:22 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: Redcloak

yea- I thought that was what the WNBA was for


8 posted on 02/16/2007 11:44:50 AM PST by Republicus2001
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

As well he should. Saying "I hate gay people" was insanely stupid. It's bad for business, and the NBA exists in order to make money. End of story. In the future, he should think before he makes statements that could hurt his employer's bottom line.


9 posted on 02/16/2007 11:44:58 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Hard headed brainwashed trained monkey)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The NBA can do as they wish but he should be remanded to a federal reeducation hospital and chemically tortured until he confesses his sins, repents and takes a gay lover.


10 posted on 02/16/2007 11:45:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
"Take those endorsements and shove them where fags play! "

"I'm too stupid to be a corporate spokesperson! "

11 posted on 02/16/2007 11:46:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54260

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-254


12 posted on 02/16/2007 11:46:40 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I'd like to see an anonymous poll of NBA players. I bet 85% of them agree with Hardaway. But the sanctimonious suits that run the league and who need the libs in the MSM to sell their product will offer up Hardaway in order to placate a perverted 2% minority which defines itself by what it does with its penis. Do they really think being a gay-friendly league will get them more fans? Personally I think the NBA is a thug-and-poser league and I can't even recall the last time I watched a game.


13 posted on 02/16/2007 11:47:24 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Hardaway is a perfect example of free speech for me, but not for thee. I remember (before political correctness) being able to speak my mind at anytime. Now, I have to mind my mouth or be accused of hate speech. And, I know that hate thoughts wiil be next on the liberal agenda.


14 posted on 02/16/2007 11:47:37 AM PST by raisincane (Dims think we're all oblivious to the obvious)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Posting this is gay... ;)


15 posted on 02/16/2007 11:53:40 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: raisincane

He could speak his mind all he wants. The NBA is under no obligation to employ him.


16 posted on 02/16/2007 11:54:52 AM PST by Borges
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Given the number of homosexuals in NYC, I don't think he'd want to be there anyways.


17 posted on 02/16/2007 11:55:02 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: LIConFem
<JohnnyMost> Hardaway at the top of the key ... minces right ... minces left ...swish! </JohnnyMost>
18 posted on 02/16/2007 11:56:21 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL!!!


19 posted on 02/16/2007 12:03:43 PM PST by LIConFem
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To: Rummyfan
We are told that homosexuals are not attracted to heterosexuals. That there is no reason to be nervous about undressing in the locker room around a homosexual. But it still doesn't explain why around the world cellphones are being banned in locker rooms because of voyeurs who used their cellphones to shoot photos of members of the same sex undressing.
20 posted on 02/16/2007 12:08:09 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: Borges
He could speak his mind all he wants. The NBA is under no obligation to employ him.

Quite correct.

Nor am I under any obligation to give the PC-policed NBA any of my business.

21 posted on 02/16/2007 12:10:19 PM PST by kidd
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To: kidd

I have a feeling that any of the major sports leagues would have reacted the same way.


22 posted on 02/16/2007 12:18:44 PM PST by Borges
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To: weegee

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.


23 posted on 02/16/2007 12:48:59 PM PST by synbad600
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Wouldn't it be neat if most of the NBA players decided they shouldn't show up either?


24 posted on 02/16/2007 12:51:16 PM PST by Niteranger68 (Point your toilets towards Mecca!)
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To: weegee

"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.


25 posted on 02/16/2007 12:54:21 PM PST by Kahonek
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To: weegee

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?


26 posted on 02/16/2007 1:23:20 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The nerve of that man!! How dare he "feel" anything?


27 posted on 02/16/2007 1:26:47 PM PST by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Shameful.


28 posted on 02/16/2007 3:59:11 PM PST by D.P.Roberts
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

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.


29 posted on 02/16/2007 5:05:31 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Who's Hardaway?


30 posted on 02/16/2007 6:04:15 PM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: Pinkbell

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."


31 posted on 02/16/2007 6:49:22 PM PST by Designed
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To: Designed

You make some good points.


32 posted on 02/16/2007 7:43:52 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: synbad600
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.

I'm a straight man and trust me, I check out every female around. Don't be nervous. I'm not about to jump or rape anyone, but I will be looking none the less.

That's just men.
33 posted on 02/17/2007 5:25:27 AM PST by HaveHadEnough
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To: kidd

And people wonder why the NBA's ratings are down.


34 posted on 02/17/2007 7:25:08 AM PST by pctech
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