One week after retired NBA player John Amaechi publically identified himself as gay, retired Heat guard Tim Hardaway said on a Miami radio show that he would not want to play with a gay man.
"You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known," Hardaway said Wednesday, according to a transcript on the Miami Herald Web site. "I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States."
Although Hardaway later apologized for his comments, no one with half a brain thinks he's sincere. He's already shown that he's the stereotypical homophobe. And we all know about men who are overly homophobic. Could it be that Hardaway wants everyone to know that in no uncertain terms that he doesn't get down like that? And is he too stupid to know that when you rant that you don't do something ad naseum, then you're probably quite good at it.
Amaechi is a shining example of pride. Hardaway ... well, he's a sad example of something else entirely.
I personally think Amaechi should go knock on Hardaway's door and say,"What was that you said, bitch?"