(Until our next Tim Hardaway hates gays story…)
It doesn’t surprise us that Scoop Jackson is friends with Tim Hardaway. Morons tend to like other morons as company. But we have to hand it to Scoop, he got the interview that probably no one else would have gotten. And he didn’t have to bojangle for it!
Basically, Tim Hardaway blames the entire situation on his misuse of the word ‘hate’ and that it means something different to him than the rest of the world.
But I was never brought up to hate anybody, you know that. But that’s just the word and that’s how we used it. You know when we got a whopping we’d be like, “I hate my moms” or “I hate my dad,” and at the time you really didn’t hate them, but that was the word you used. You know I can go into a restaurant and say, “I hate this food, I hate the chef, I don’t even know why I came back to this restaurant.” But I know I can’t use the word like that, or let’s say I’m not supposed to. People have come up to me and told me, “Tim, you can’t say that you hate gay people because it’s not the same term.” But that’s how I talk. That’s the way I am.
Timmy also went to the Jim Mora Jr. Defense and said that he forgot he to censor himself because he and Dan LeBatard are “real cool and [they] were just having fun on the radio.”
Finally, Timmy still stands by his bigoted views on gays.
No. I don’t want to … try to find some type of understanding of why they live the way they live or why they are the way they are. Maybe I could go to therapy, maybe someone can help me out with understanding [them], the sensitivity of the issue. But as a person, my beliefs are my beliefs. I don’t have to condone it and I don’t have to be around it. But I don’t have to hate it either.
You’ve got to admire Hardaway for his conviction even if he is a moron. The latest fallout? Miami’s Channel 10 has decided not to rehire Hardaway as the Heat playoff analyst this year. Good luck with the rest of your career, Timmy. Maybe you can do Dancing with the Stars with Elton John to repair your image.
[ESPN]: ‘I don’t have a hate bone in my body’