Tim Hardway Does Not Have A Hate Boner

Fascinating interview yesterday with the beautifully thighed Tim Hardaway and his "old pal" Scoop Jackson. Say what you will about Jackson, but this is one of those times when his friendliness with athletes works to his advantage; it's a wide-ranging, full-access interview that doesn't tip-toe around Hardaway, despite their friendship. And you almost have to admire Hardaway by the end of it; he might be a moron, but he's a gleefully unapologetic moron.

I should have just said that I wouldn't want to be on the same team with a gay person because I just don't think it's right for them to be on a team and the team not know that you are gay. ... Nothing happened to me. I just don't condone [being gay]. When I see gay people holding hands or kissing in the streets, I just don't think that's right.

It's a rather outstanding interview, and it's another of example of "the good Scoop." As for Hardaway, he just wants to make it clear that he doesn't "hate" gay people. He'd just rather they knock it off with the whole "humpin' dudes" business.

"I Don't Have A Hate Bone In My Body" [ESPN]
Scoop Jackson's Look Back [Deadspin]