Thank you, Quazi!
On what grounds can someone who supports church and boy scout exclusionary policies complain about NBA policy? Especially on the base of ~"everyone should have the right to their opinion".
Excommunicate me, it was worth it.........................
One must either demand churches marry gays or accept that the NBA can have its policy. Of course, one could do both, but one cannot accept church (and, until recently?) boy scout policy and at the same time give the NBA crap - especially on the grounds of ~"right to opinion".
This wasn't calling anyone gay, or insulting anyone for being gay, it was him making a statement that unintentionally could have some innuendo attached to it and qualified that the innuendo wasn't serious or intended.“There was Game 3 here that I felt I let Paul (George) down in terms of having his back when LeBron was scoring in the post or getting into the paint because they stretched me out so much — no homo (laughs) — but I want to be there for him. I think he has a chance to be MVP of this league next year.”
Was it juvenile? Absolutely. Was it a "Slur", especially something you wantonly compare to Nigger? Absolutely not. Was it an "insult towards" Lebron James? Not at all. At best, it was a comment about the Heat as a team...and it was a COMPLIMENT, that they managed to cause Hibbard to get out of position.
Seriously, if someone was saying he said a juvenile, insensitive thing, that's one thing....but a "Slur?" Comparable to nigger? Insulting towards Lebron James? I think that's just a wonderful example of people immediately grabbing an issue and staking out an ideological position on it because that's the only way they see the world, regardless of facts or reality.
Am I missing something? WHO in the world did he call a HOMO? He suggested something he meant wasn't meant in a homosexual fashion. Juvenile? Sure. But completely different than the repeated attempts of people in this thread to compare it to calling someone a homo/nigger/etc.