Tim Hardaway Rumors

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“Well, you know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known,” Hardaway said on the Miami show hosted by ESPN personality Dan Le Batard. “I don’t like gay people, and I don’t like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States. So, yeah, I don’t like it.” They are words that, Hardaway says now, will haunt him until the day he dies. “When I said what I said … I still cringe at it when I think about it, and still hurts me deep inside that I said something like that because I gave people an opportunity to hurt people,” the Chicago native said in a recent phone interview. “That wasn’t right … each and every day when I talk to kids today and they bring it up to me or somebody brings it up to me, I say that was a very big mistake on my part. “It hurts me to this day, what I said, and you know what? It’s going to hurt me for the rest of my life, because I’m not that type of person. I feel bad about it and I’m always going to feel bad about it.”
It is unclear how, or if, those comments will impact the discussion of his Hall of Fame status, but Collins hopes the upcoming decision will focus on Hardaway’s distinguished career. “With regards to the Hall of Fame, coming from an athlete, it’s about basketball, and first and foremost it’s about your contributions to the game,” Collins said. “And he was one heck of a basketball player.”
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“Well, you know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known,” Hardaway said on the Miami show hosted by ESPN personality Dan Le Batard. “I don’t like gay people, and I don’t like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States. So, yeah, I don’t like it.” They are words that, Hardaway says now, will haunt him until the day he dies.
“When I said what I said . . . I still cringe at it when I think about it, and still hurts me deep inside that I said something like that because I gave people an opportunity to hurt people,” Hardaway said in a recent phone interview. “That wasn’t right . . . each and every day when I talk to kids today and they bring it up to me or somebody brings it up to me, I say that was a very big mistake on my part. It hurts me to this day, what I said, and you know what? It’s going to hurt me for the rest of my life, because I’m not that type of person. I feel bad about it and I’m always going to feel bad about it.”