Thursday, February 08, 2007

Quote Of The Day: NBA Player (Retired) Comes Out

Apparently, it's okay for pro athletes to come out of the closet AS LONG AS THEY'RE RETIRED:
What if Philadelphia 76ers forward Shavlik Randolph had said he's not really comfortable with black teammates, but he manages? What if he'd said, "As long as you don't bring your blackness on me I'm fine"? And "As far as business-wise, I'm sure I could play with him. But I think it would create a little awkwardness in the locker room"?

That would be so not OK it's almost impossible to express. Randolph would get a thank-you card from Michael Richards for taking the heat off of him. But Randolph said those things about having a gay teammate, so, hey, no problem.

King Kaufman in Salon

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