Tim Hardaway wants to put his homophobic rant behind him. From New Orleans Times-Picayune:
When asked about the comments, Hardaway said: "It was just a comment, that's what it was to me. It's over with. I don't think about it. . . . Let bygones be bygones. A lot of people are putting their foot in their mouths....Well, we all knew it was a comment, but since in the article he specifically says that he won't say he regrets saying it, how can he expect us to "let bygones be bygones"?
"When you say something positive, they don't write anything positive in the paper. Whatever people say now is taken out of context. Everybody is blowing stuff up. What can you do? People in the media need to start writing positive stuff."
And I have no idea in what context this would be appropriate:
You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. 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. First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that is right. I don't think he should be in the locker room while we are in the locker room. But stuff like that is going on and there's a lot of other people I hear that are like that and still in the closet and don't want to come out of the closet, but you know I just leave that alone.