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Ex-NBA Larry Johnson Says Gay Player Would Have Made Him Uncomfortable

by BSO Staff | Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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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.

https://twitter.com/TheRealLJ2/status/329002231833694209

https://twitter.com/TheRealLJ2/status/329068797799563264

https://twitter.com/TheRealLJ2/status/329067310776201216

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.

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  1. Be Cool says:

    Says the dude who wore a dress and was referred to as Grandmama. Kneegrow, please!

    • sauni savini says:

      Happy for the guy if thats what he wants, everyone in his business. LJ has the right to be honest, thats the one thing about all of this coming out stuff. We as a nation (world) can no longer be truthful. We live in a society where people can no longer feel safe to say what they honestly feel. When people disagree with anything now a day, you are percieved as not being open minded. What if these people have thought about and made reasonable decisions about what they believe, does this not count for anything? We live in a world where we lie about the way we feel so not to be seen as politically incorrect. Forcing people to accept something because its politically correct is not what this country was founded on. Oh, thats right, we want to make sure that we don’t bring up anything about the founding of this country, those people were narrow minded. This country is so in denial, we’ve allowed our worst fears become reality. we’re so confused we don’t even know what sex we are.

      • Be Cool says:

        I totally agree. It’s just funny that an article like this was posted with LJ in the pic with a dress on.

  2. anon says:

    bso is nuts why are we celebrating someone having sex? let alone same sex. this agenda is being pushed down our throats. this is insane because if you disagree you are the problem, LJ with a dress? Chris Broussard cross eyed? what is going on? People I am going to sleep with my sister, or an animal and marry 5 wives and you better applaud like they are telling to or else you are the problem

    • Brandon says:

      You have no idea wtf you talking about. No one is celebrating anyone having sex. You sound misinformed a hell. LOL

    • Freezer says:

      And here we have someone, unironically, making the “Homosexuality is the same as incest/bestiality/bigamy” argument. Wow. #thatssomegoodignorance

  3. yutaman says:

    who really cares tho

  4. Freezer says:

    If the mere thought of a gay man being near you is enough to throw you off your game, you should hang up your jersey and go coach at a Catholic school. (God knows there’s no gays anywhere in that world!)

  5. Elijahmartel says:

    I am a christian and my bible does not teach hate of person but hate of sin.Secondly a true christain is suppose to not judge but be tolerable of diffrent cultures,religon and beliefs.IF you are gay as a christain i do apologize for the misconception.That misconception is that we hate you.We do not hate you.We despise the sin you committe.However,it is your sin and if you comfortable with it.I should and will respect you.If you wont to be married by all mean (be married).If you love the same sex by all means( love intill your life is no more).Only god can judge you.I do think that celebrating homesexuality is a bit foolish.In my opinion we are not celebrating a race attaining freedom.We are celebrating a sexual prefrence.It is your prefrence to be with the same sex.It is nothing to be celebrated.You are free and dispite lies that have been told you have free will.So by all means enjoy it.I do not hate you.I just wish the Gay community would stop forcing it self down our throats.Everytime someone comes out they do it publicly…as if we care.I know they do it so others will come out as well but its 2013 and if you ant came out of that closet yet there is something wrong.Homesexuality is acceptable in america,hidden in the arbic community,charished in the europe world,and accepted in the asian community.It is not always the norm but for the most part it is a part of this culture.We straight christain men could careless and i think i speak for the majority of us.We just tired of hearing someone sexual prefrence and the media actiong like its the new wave of freed negro’s in the south.Homesuality is not a race it is a prefrence.

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