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After all, Barkley has no doubt he played with several gay teammates. “I didn’t think it . . . they were gay,” he said [...]. The Hall-of-Fame player and TNT analyst added he was certain he had gay teammates “on two of three teams I played on.”
“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,” Barkley said. “I would even say the same thing in college. Every college player, every pro player in any sport has probably played with a gay person."