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Daily Debate: Are NBA Players Homophobic?

In less than two months, two stars of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have used a gay slur.  First Kobe Bryant of the Lost Angeles Lakers called an NBA referee a gay slur, and most recently Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls called a fan the same name.  Is there a problem with the use of the word in the NBA, and are NBA Player Homophobic?  Voice your opinion on the Razz and Jazz Sports Blog Daily Debate.


  1. AG III

    May 23, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    The problem I have with this word is that people generally don’t use it to mean that being gay is a bad thing. Consequently, these same people can’t be labeled homophobic. Ignorant yes, but their intent doesn’t really relate to being gay. Unfortunately, the F-word has fallen into the same category as the N-word in that people use it and are ignorant of the full symbolism of the word. This problem is not limited to NBA players. Overall, this country is just getting stupid. People don’t know as much as they used to. They say things they don’t mean.

  2. shelleyes1

    May 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I agree with AG III but as I thought about this, I envisioned the ppl who are judging the ‘speakerboxes’ are the ones who are really offended and being exposed. When you don’t verbally or physically engage in something, to see someone else doing it is really null and void to you. On the same note, when you have verbally or physically engaged in something and you think everyone else that puts a ‘pinky toe’ in the water you’ve been in is engaging in the same ‘likeness’ as you are/have.
    1. we have to stop idolizing these entertainers/atheletes anyway because that is a sin
    2. we have to look in the mirror and identify with who we are and how we act and stop focusing on others so much
    3. we have to stop placing blame on others for what ‘others’ have done and grouping everyone together
    4. at the end of the day, usually when a person feels free enough to do or say something in public (whether calm or not) they have done this many times b4 with no repercussions so it comes natural

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