So, by now, everyone has heard former NBA point guard Tim Hardaway's comments on the Dan LeBatard show yesterday, but just in case you're up for some caveman rhetoric — he'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa — here's the full audio of the interview.
"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.''
When you listen to the whole interview, what's most amusing is just how flippant Hardaway is about it; he's just matter-of-fact about the whole thing. "Hey, I hate gay people ... who doesn't, right? Who's with me?" Considering the statements — which are so over the top that it's almost hard to be offended by them; it's like getting angry at a dog for not being able to juggle — it's pretty clear that Hardaway's future as a television commentator is over, and that David Stern is going to have him killed.
But our favorite part of this story is Hardaway's "apology."
"There are more important things to worry about than my comments. We should be more concerned about President (George) Bush and all the people dying in Iraq."
Well, jeez, Tim, when you put it that way ... you're absolutely right!