Twitter - @thekid_it
his stats are meaningless. if he sucks, he shouldn't get a new contract from anybody... if he has any value, even if it's just as 6 hard fouls, then he should..
gay has nothing to do with that.
what's commendable, is he is still hoping to work next year, and took a massive risk outing himself. the majority of reactions from everyone has been positive, but he had absolutely no way of knowing that. there was absolutely no precedent set for the effect of a gay man coming out while actively seeking employment in professional sports.
personally, i can't reasonably say i'd have been able to predict what the reactions were going to be.. i'm Canadian, not American. I don't exactly know what the social stigma for homosexuals is amongst black american culture. i've never been in a room with a bunch of black americans and one gay guy at the moment that somebody points out that dude is gay.
i have been here. it's largely a "meh... who the fuck cares, as long as he doesn't whip out his dick" moment..
he's a first. a harbinger. he's the butterfly in chaos theory.
a part of me hopes he doesn't get signed. not because of his gayness, but because he's not a very good player.
and he goes on to work in social activism.. community work.. etc
he's unintentionally made himself a symbol for something much bigger than what he intended.. and he can do the world so much more good embracing that