Ugh, Mike Francesa thought. A gay player? Why do we have to talk abut this? Who cares? This is so stupid, a ploy by Sports Illustrated for some buzz:
It means less than nothing to me that there is a gay player now out if the NBA. SI going to reveal this this week in—I don't know why—I guess a dramatic attempt to sell a magazine, I guess.
I have the story here and I'm not compelled to run and talk about it or read it. I really don't care. I can't be any more honest. I don't care.
Francesa went ahead a little bit later and started reading it on the air. He didn't seem happy about it. His former longtime radio partner couldn't agree more about the worthlessness of this story: