Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is certain he played with gay teammates on two or three teams during his basketball career -- and says it didn't bother him a bit.As more and more of the wall gets chipped away, it's nice to see people like Sir Charles doing some of the chipping.
He said he never felt threatened or hit-on in the locker room and was never bothered by the presence of gay teammates.
"First of all, every player has played with gay guys," Barkley told 106.7 The Fan, adding that any player who says he hasn't is "a stone-freakin' idiot."
"First of all, society discriminates against gay people," Barkley said. "They always try to make it like jocks discriminate against gay people. I've been a big proponent of gay marriage for a long time, because as a black person, I can't be in for any form of discrimination at all."
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Round Mound of Sound FTW
I always liked Charles Barkley, even when he played for the Knicks. I like him a little bit more today.