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In , Tim Hardaway said :. I am homophobic. Hardaway, via Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype :. Go make it right and make people understand that you made a mistake. I want people to understand [what they go through] and understand them as people. Those are people too.
Tim Hardaway has the resume of a Hall of Fame basketball player, but he says homophobic comments he made back in are keeping him from being inducted. In a wide-ranging interview with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype , the five-time All-NBA guard for the Warriors and Heat discussed being on the ballot for the Naismith Hall of Fame for the fifth time and explained why he still hasn't been granted access to the exclusive club. Well, you know, the reason I'm not in is because of what I said in about gay people.
He believes his comments during a radio interview more than a decade ago, which got him banned from working the NBA All-Star Game, are the reason. During an interview with HoopsHype , Hardaway said he understood his comments were wrong and he had tried to distance himself from them through works and words. He is a finalist for the Hall of Fame for the fifth time this year and believes a slot ''would solidify my career.