“First of all, every player has played with gay guys... Any professional athlete who gets on TV or radio and says he never played with a gay guy is a stone-freakin’ idiot. 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. 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.”
-- Legendary basketball player Charles Barkley discussing gay players in the NBA.
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