But not that kind of fruit because Tim Hardaway hates gay people. Says he doesn't believe in them. Like what, gay people are the Lock Ness Monster or something?
“You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don’t like gay people and I don’t like to be around gay people,” he said while a guest on Sports Talk 790 The Ticket. “I’m homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States."
Hardaway hates gay people so much, he broke up with his boyfriend when he found out that he was gay. (Alright, that was taken from a Chappelle Show bit, but had to be done.)
The family of Jackie Robinson must be thrilled to read remarks such as this. You would hope that somebody who has probably faced racism and bigotry in his life would be a little bit more tolerant. An NBA player who directly benefited from those who (like Robinson, Woody Strode and Kenny Washington) crossed the color line would show be a little more open minded. Instead, Hardaway sounds like many of those players who refused to play with Robinson. Take the word "gay" in Hardaway's comments and replace it with "black." How would Hardaway feel if an NBA representative said that?
Of course, there will be those who believe that homosexuality is a choice. And if you really believe that, try to pin-point the exact point in your life when you chose to be heterosexual.
No, Hardaway is just an ignorant son of a female dog, and hopefully he will blacklisted from society like those who have made bigoted remarks. What Hardaway said was about 100 times worse than what Michael Richards said on the Comedy Store stage because Hardaway was composed and was extremely conscious of what he was saying. Hardaway should be shunned and ridiculed accordingly.