Hardaway, a basketball player who let loose with rant about how he hates gay people has been fired from his job at the Continental Basketball Association. Here is what he had to say:
"Well, 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. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States. So yeah, I don’t like it.”
So this is coming from a black man who must have gone through some type of discrimination or knows of someone who has. I just don’t understand that at all.
Hardaway has been trying to backpedal his way out of this when he realized it would probably hit his wallet.
The president of CBA, Dennis Truax, had this to say the day after the comments:
“The CBA does not in any way condone or endorse the hateful comments made by Mr. Hardaway to ESPN yesterday. Mr. Hardaway’s comments were unfortunate, hateful and are not the views of the CBA or any of its member teams. It is our fervent belief that any person should be allowed to participate in our league, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, political preference or sexual orientation, without fear of reprisal or discrimination. The CBA is an equal opportunity employer, and Mr. Hardaway’s comments have no effect or bearing on our position now or in the future. We do not share his views or support his position regarding Mr. [John] Amaechi and his recent personnel revelations.”
If you want to hate–that is fine. But you will have to pay. And that is justice.