"Tim Hardaway's got to be the dumbest guy in basketball, I mean, you just don't go around and say this kind of shit. What is he, fucking nuts? He doesn't know what's going on in the world?"
Later, after playing the full audio of Hardaway's shocking diatribe, which included his saying, "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," Stern had had enough.
"Oh really? Well guess what, now they won't be around you," Stern said. "He's a fucking asshole, I'll say that. Imagine when he's going to some club in Miami and he goes to get a drink and some gay guy is helping him. Or if he has to go to a clothing store. I mean, I hope he's shunned by gays, I really do. Gays should be like, "Oh you're the guy who doesn't want gays in the world? Yeah, go get your own drink, fuckface."
By Jenny Stewart
Originally Published 2008, PlanetOut.com, Gay.com