Known for his over the top remarks which can either be considered offensive or right on the money, Charles Barkley has decided to inject himself into the gays in sports issue.
In the past few days, an NBA executive and former collegiate basketball player have come out of the closet.
On the heels of this, Barkley said in an interview last week that he’s sure he’s played with gay players and frankly doesn’t care about their sexual orientation.
“First of all, every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say, ‘Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy.’ First of all, quit telling me what I think. I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play.”
He also spoke on the belief many hold that it would be crazy for someone to come out during their playing career.