Yeah, I saw the whole thing.
What's really sad is this guy is now a pariah in the locker room, no matter what the NBA says publicly. His career is now finished as a basketball player ... he is now A Gay Basketball Player, and will garner more attention than his team-mates because of this mantra.
Any perceived slight to his skills will now be taken as a shot at him being A Gay Basketball Player and not due to the fact that he is 34 years old and not a very good center to start with.
But hey, it was a great career move on his part, in the long run.
You're right. He appears to be a journeyman center with fading skills. But he will be defined by this, not his ability. No doubt he has a future in broadcasting now, interviews, writing a book, being in anti-bullying campaigns, you name it. He's famous now, a trivia answer.
I heard a caller on the radio today ask what would happen if a quarterback or running back in the NFL came out as homosexual, and then got hit by a defender viciously, enough to get an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Would the broadcasters start saying it was a "hate hit", or that a bounty had been put out on gay players? Sports are just another outlet to push an agenda.