15 February 2007

Double Standard

Yesterday, former NBA star Tim Hardaway was on Miami radio, and the topic turned to John Amaechi, another former NBA player who just recently came out as a homosexual. Hardaway took no time to open mouth and insert foot. Admitting he's homophobic and hates gay people, Hardaway is a bigot and a hypocrite! If his remarks were about blacks, Jews, etc., he'd be taken behind the barn. The even sadder part, is that Dan Le Batard (the Miami host), told Hardaway that the remarks were bigoted, and Hardaway agreed.

Fortunately, not everyone in the NBA is as short-sighted as Hardaway. Shaquille O'Neal and Mark Cuban applaud Amaechi. David Stern has even pulled from Hardaway from all NBA-sponsored appearances, and will no longer be a goodwill ambassador/spokesman. Hardaway sounds like George Wallace, and he doesn't even know it.

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