Maybe you missed it, but Tim Hardaway went on a homophobic rant on sports radio back in February of 2007 and essentially shit all over himself and his aspirations to work in an NBA front office. Here’s what he said:
“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.”
Yeah, that was stupid fucking idea for sure, and ol’ Timmy has been more or less blackballed from the league ever since.
Of course, there is more to the story. George Takei, the actor known as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek, decided to go on Jimmy Kimmel live and offer a rebuttal, and he basically buried the guy on National TV.