Ex-NBA Larry Johnson Says Gay Player Would Have Made Him Uncomfortable
The cat is out the bag.
By now everyone is aware that the 12 year NBA ball player, Jason Collins is gay. After coming out to the world yesterday, his sexual orientation became the topic of the day.
Collins was praised by peers, chastise by peers, and then there was those peers who could careless either way. Even with the differences in beliefs, it was nice to see people debating in a respectable manner. However with a topic as controversial as homosexuality, Collins had to expect not everyone would welcome his beliefs so freely.
One person who would find it uncomfortable to welcome a gay player into the locker room was the New York Knicks basketball and business operations representative Larry Johnson.
Johnson, who played five seasons with the Knicks, admitted to not knowing Collins personally, but honestly expressed his opinion regarding playing with a homosexual player via Twitter.
Regardless of what your beliefs are, I do believe the steady flow of dialogue and conversation will help people understand. Not accept but understand the unknown! Both men have a difference of opinions; however they were able to state it in a respectable way. Kudos!
Now let’s get on with the playoffs.