Bil Browning

NBA player comes out?

Filed By Bil Browning | December 07, 2006 9:55 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, The Movement, The Movement
Tags: basketball, bisexual, coming out of the closet, LGBT community, NBA, New Jersey

NewJerseyNets_logo_small.jpgMediaTakeOut is reporting that an African-American New Jersey Nets player has recently come out to his family as bisexual. The site refuses to name the player - mostly to go along with the sensationalist tone of the article.

You know, when I see articles written like this it just amazes me. I mean, seriously, just when you think it's just the right-wing loony sites that still go for the "Oooooh. Gay. Shocking!" punch you run across something like this. "One of the biggest scandals in league history"?

Why is coming out a scandal? I'd rather applaud the player's courage in coming out and wish him well in his relationship. Argh. *grits teeth*

In an exclusive interview, MediaTakeOut.com spoke with a friend of the family who claims the player "came out" during a recent trip home. According to our source, "when [the player] came out of the closet, everyone was shocked ... we would always see pictures of him with models. No one suspected that he was into men."

And what's more shocking, tells our source, is that the NBA player has entered into a romantic relationship with one of his childhood friends. The tipster explains, "the two boys were friends since childhood ... when [the player] went to the NBA, he brought along [the friend] as a personal assistant." The tipster added, "I don't know how to feel, I love them both but something doesn't seem right about them being together like that."


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