Tim Hardaway, The ESPN Angle

With all the fun we're having Tim Hardaway today, a reader writes in and blames ESPN for the whole thing:

ESPN publishes a book in which a gay former player comes out of the closet.
ESPN personalities all jump on this self-created "story" to publicly express that they are indeed tolerant.
ESPN personalities ask every living athlete about their thoughts on gay players hoping that...
An ESPN personality finally catches a former athlete, who's not up on the latest tolerance talking points.
ESPN runs non-stop coverage of said comments.
ESPN personalities get to go on camera once again and say how much they're against hate.

Interesting, though we'll confess that few people are having more fun with this Hardaway business than we are. (It's a slow sports week.) By the way, you can bid on TimHardawayIsGay.com

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