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NBA’s Steve Nash: Players Would Accept Gay Teammate

Jim Burroway

May 31st, 2011

New York Times’ Howard Beck asked Phoenix Suns’ point guard  Steve Nash whether the NBA was ready for an openly gay player:

If a player in the locker room came out, it would come and go quickly, too. I really don’t think it’s a big issue anymore. I think it would be surprisingly accepted, and a shorter shelf life than maybe we would imagine. I think the time has come when it should happen soon. I think it will be something that won’t take on this life of its own. It won’t be the O. J. trial.

Nash described the Suns’ CEO Rick Welts’s coming-out annoucement two weeks ago as no big deal since players have little contact with the executive office. But even if a General Manager had come out as gay, “There would be a lot of, ‘Really?’ And then a short period later, everyone’s like, ‘Who cares?’ and moves on.”

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Regan DuCasse
May 31st, 2011 | LINK

From his mouth to God’s, and everyone else’s ears.

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