Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Amaechi in SF Tuesday

Former NBA player John Amaechi, who disclosed earlier this month that he is gay, will be in San Francisco Tuesday, January 20 to sign copies of his new book “Man in the Middle.” Amaechi and co-author Chris Bull of San Francisco will appear at Borders bookstore in Union Square, 400 Post Street at 7 p.m.

Amaechi played in the NBA for six seasons, including stints with the Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Utah Jazz. His recent coming out has made headlines around the world, and sparked former NBA player Tim Hardaway’s anti-gay rant on a Miami radio station Tuesday in which he said, “I hate gay people.” [See earlier blog post.]


— Cynthia Laird, February 15, 2007 @ 5:20 pm PST
Filed under: Sports

Ex-Warrior Hardaway: ‘I hate gay people’

Former Golden State Warriors basketball player Tim Hardaway on Wednesday used the occasion of John Amaechi’s coming out to insert his foot in his mouth.

On a Miami radio show, Sports Talk 790 The Ticket, Hardaway said he believed there were other gay players in the National Basketball Association, he would give such players a cold shoulder, and would support actions to deny them the right to earn a living in the NBA.

“You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known,” 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.


— Roger Brigham, @ 11:07 am PST
Filed under: Sports

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