Charles Barkley is already a hero to the heterosexual community after openly admitting to the police his reason for driving drunk was to see a woman who gives the best blowjobs of his life. But many people will be surprised to know he’s also a huge advocate for gay rights and recently stated as much in a lengthy interview with the Washington Post who wanted his reaction to Phoenix Sun president Rick Welts coming out of the closet. (By way of Todd at IDLYITW.)
… Weary of the perception that a majority of straight male athletes are intensely homophobic, Barkley said gay players pose no problem, adding, “Man, we need to outlaw guys who suck at sports.”
“I really like ESPN,” Barkley added. “They do a great job. But like once every two or three months, they bring all these people on there, and they tell me how me and my team are going to respond to a gay guy.
“First of all, every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say: ‘Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy.’ First of all, quit telling me what I think. I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play. … Any professional athlete who gets on TV or radio and says he never played with a gay guy is a stone-freakin’ idiot.”
Charles then goes even further on the topic of discrimination and if you already guessed this quote is going to involve religion, u mad bro? — Wow, that felt exactly as retarded as I thought it would. *punches self in the face*
“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.”
Yes, he says, there are whispers and rumors in the NBA.
“We gossiped behind each other’s back before; I’ll be the first to admit that,” he said, before adding, “The first people who whine and complain is them Bible-thumpers, who are supposed to be non-judgmental, who rail against them.
“Hey, man, I don’t worry about what other people do.”
KATT: Got your bananas?
KIRK: Yep. Gonna talk about Satan’s breath?
KATT: You know it.
KIRK: Alright, then, let’s fuck some shit up, nigger.
KATT: ‘The hell you just say?
KIRK: Uh, jigger. I need a jigger to pour this drink. Haha!
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