69. Tim Hardaway "I Hate Gay People"

Date: 2/14/2007
Key Players: Former NBA player Tim Hardaway
Video Evidence: Click Here.

This starts out as just your garden variety "I wouldn't want to play with a gay person" athlete homophobia. Then the interviewer gives Hardaway a chance to soften his comments, to which Tim says, "No thanks," and proceeds to destroy his career in about 15 seconds. Really Tim, you couldn't have self-immolated any faster if you'd jumped in gasoline.

Hardaway later developed a relationship with the YES Institute, an organization that helps gay and lesbian youth in South Florida.