The NBA removed Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas just because he hates gay people

February 16 2007

First off, kudos to former Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway for being blunt and frank about it.

Yep, the fiery Miami Heat point guard, Tim Hardaway, was direct to the point, saying that he is indeed homophobic, doesn’t like gay people and doesn’t like to be around them.

”You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known,” Tim Hardaway said. ”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.”

tim_hardaway.jpgFINALLY! Somebody is not afraid to tell the world what he really thinks. And yes Tim, my boy feels the exact same thing. How about that, J.J. Jack is on the same page with a Miami Heat athlete, even though the said athlete is already retired.

Unfortunately, the NBA removed Tim Hardaway from its All-Star weekend activities, a day after he said all that ”I hate fags” thing in a radio interview. (Boo!)

The NBA canceled all of Hardaway’s assignments this weekend, including an appearance as an ”NBA legend” at the YMCA of Southern Nevada and participation in the NBA’s community caravan leading up to Sunday’s All-Star game in Las Vegas.

Tim Hardaway was a guest of a Miami radio program and was asked how would he deal with a gay teammate like John Amaechi. His response? ”First of all, I wouldn’t want him on my team.”

Nice, short and sweet.

”And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don’t think that’s right. And you know I don’t think he should be in the locker room while we’re in the locker room. I wouldn’t even be a part of that,” Hardaway added.

Then, just when I thought he’s not afraid to say what he feels, he apologized for the comments he made about the queer.

”Yes, I regret it. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said I hate gay people or anything like that,” he said. ”That was my mistake.”

And just like that, the Miami Heat SUCKS again.

Can Tim Hardaway see the Miami Heat advance to the NBA Playoffs? Who will win the 2007 NBA Championship? Here are some odds from Bodog:

Chicago Bulls 7/1

Detroit Pistons 9/1

Dallas Mavericks 7/2

Miami Heat 4/1 (boo!)

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