Gay In the NBA? Your Thoughts.

Sports, Basketball, NBA, gay    

by Tom Whittier


The gist

There's a lot of buzz right now about gays in sports since Washingt...
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There's a lot of buzz right now about gays in sports since Washington Wizards center, Jason Collins, came out and became the first openly gay player in the NBA (and all major US sports). <br><br> How do you feel about gays in the NBA? Does sexuality matter anymore?
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  Opinion Poll


   1510 Points on the line.

   85 joined this poll.     

   0 Days Remaining.

   57 Comments.




This poll has ended.
Winner: I'm OK with it.

78% of the group voted correctly.

I'm OK with it.


78%
I don't like it.


16%
I'm undecided.


6%

Comments

  • 60.0%

    Top Comment: Gary B911 voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    Don't matter to me as long as he plays ball.


  • 42.86%

    Top Comment: Pedro Castleberry voted for I'm undecided. about 6 years ago.

    half of me says its okay and the other half says that was crazy! lol


  • 78.57%

    Top Comment: James La Rosa voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    it is okay to have gay in nba. im ok with it ! it's kinda awkward a little guarded by a gay player'.. it's like "hey adjust your sword boy. it's sticking on my back" HAHAHAHAH XD


  • 75.56%

    Taylor Eller almost 6 years ago.

    oh my? how the hell is gays gonna play in NBA! its just AWKWARD! oh my! haha


  • 49.02%

    Austin Stewart almost 6 years ago.

    no one cares if your a gay or not, Isaac is right, play because u like basketball, it doesnt matter if ur a gay


  • 48.28%

    Isaac Ward almost 6 years ago.

    sports will be sports, no matter what, there should be no discrimination whether ur a gay or straight


  • 50.98%

    KT BosS voted for I don't like it. almost 6 years ago.

    i also dont like it


  • 62.96%

    Garrett Hurtado voted for I'm OK with it. almost 6 years ago.

    oh why? does it affect the whole game?


  • 52.73%

    martin foot voted for I don't like it. almost 6 years ago.

    no, they must not play in NBA!!


  • 72.73%

    ANIME FAN voted for I'm OK with it. almost 6 years ago.

    its okay as long as they play like they did before, what can we do? if that's what they are, then be it.. just play like a man and everything will be alright


  • 72.73%

    ANIME FAN voted for I'm OK with it. almost 6 years ago.

    its okay as long as they play like they did before, what can we do? if that's what they are, then be it.. just play like a man and everything will be alright


  • 60.0%

    Robert Stansberry voted for I'm OK with it. almost 6 years ago.

    why not? as long as they can play then GO!


  • 50.67%

    Milford Perez voted for I don't like it. almost 6 years ago.

    this would changed everything, if they allow gay players, WTF is gonna happen in NBA! better make a division for em "IF" there would be a lot of em


  • 50.72%

    Robert Rice voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    that's okay if they can play like they did before, hmmmm, i think they should go on a screening first before playing in NBA


  • 48.15%

    Mike Baltimore voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    the first thing i heard this news, i was like... ARE THEY NUTS?


  • 42.86%

    Pedro Castleberry voted for I'm undecided. about 6 years ago.

    half of me says its okay and the other half says that was crazy! lol


  • 62.5%

    Adam Guilmore voted for I'm OK with it. almost 6 years ago.

    Are you a bisexual ? HALF XD


  • 58.49%

    Bevis Anderson voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    i really dont like that! yes, they should be separated! i mean it!


  • 62.96%

    Garrett Hurtado voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    if they can play, give them the opportunity, even Gays fight like a man! Especially in the hardcourt, they like basketball... and it doesnt affect their personality.... as long as they can play, then go.


  • 47.37%

    Michael Durfee about 6 years ago.

    LOL! best comment ever! haha


  • 62.5%

    Nathaniel Curran voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    another faith in Humanity restored! LOL


  • 54.74%

    Charles Johnson voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    GAY's shouldnt be considered to play on NBA., players will feel awkward when they play with gays! Well, NBA should have also a Gay Division if they insist of considering them to play basketball


  • 50.74%

    Jaspher Balmes voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    this is exactly what im thinking about hahaha! Gay Division! LOL


  • 78.57%

    James La Rosa voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    got me ! nice one dude


  • 53.33%

    Stacey Jones about 6 years ago.

    u got point, they have Women's NBA and why not Gay's NBA? haha :)


  • 50.74%

    Jaspher Balmes voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    are u an NBA Fan?


  • 51.11%

    josh t voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    Gay Division?! hahahaha


  • 62.5%

    Hanz Theotherone voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    Don't ask... Don't tell... PLEASE....


  • 52.3%

    Julio Polio voted for I'm undecided. about 6 years ago.

    Jason did tell. That's why I'm on the fence. Trying to see how that benefits everyone?


  • 58.43%

    Tom Whittier voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Thanks for keeping the peace in here.


  • 88.6%

    Jason De Guzman voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    still undecided.. tsk gay ? come'on men


  • 56.25%

    Dr Huston voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    imagine how awkward it would be if ur playing with gays!haha


  • 47.06%

    Kenneth Snowden voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    just play kiddo, dont mind if their gays or not, playing basketball needs passion, the more the stronger your opponent is, the more you want to deal with him and defeat him whether he is a gay or not


  • 81.82%

    Oscar Rabino voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    Ders nothing wrong being a gay. Phew


  • 88.57%

    Oliver Kirksen voted for I'm undecided. about 6 years ago.

    NBA ?! GAY ?! I don't hate gay, i just don like them


  • 66.0%

    Ashby Dave Cruz voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    oh.. the irony.. that seems legit


  • 60.0%

    Gary B911 voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    Don't matter to me as long as he plays ball.


  • 78.57%

    James La Rosa voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    it is okay to have gay in nba. im ok with it ! it's kinda awkward a little guarded by a gay player'.. it's like "hey adjust your sword boy. it's sticking on my back" HAHAHAHAH XD


  • 51.11%

    josh t voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    Pro Athlete = Role Model for kids. That's all I'm saying...


  • 65.32%

    Scott Reagan voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    who cares, if someone is a gay, then there's nothing they can do, just continue playing the way they started..


  • 47.06%

    Kenneth Snowden voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    Gay or not they can still play basketball the way their coach want them to be., there's nothin wrong with that., stupid racist! tsss


  • 56.52%

    Melissa Stansfeld voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    I think you mean 'sexist' hun. :)


  • 47.06%

    Kenneth Snowden voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    naaah whatever that is.


  • 38.61%

    Steven Shirey voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    this is ridiculous! haha! they should have keep this secret! common man! how could a player concentrate if he's guarded by a gay player? wtF! i cant even imagine that thing!


  • 42.27%

    Milo Keand about 6 years ago.

    What's his goal for going public? Does it make him a better player? Will his fans be better off by knowing he's gay?


  • 76.47%

    Carlo Heart voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    hmm i think to be true to himself ? i guess ? look ! it's nice to play if you have nothing to hide ! if you know what i mean


  • 42.27%

    Milo Keand about 6 years ago.

    hmmm... Good point.


  • 75.0%

    Lauren Grossman voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    whutt ?! i don't like it. it'll be a freakshow


  • 58.43%

    Tom Whittier voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    Wow. I'm no homophobe. And alternative lifestyles are people's rights. I can respect people's personal choices. But that's just it. When you're on the stage, it's not personal anymore. It becomes everyone's business and you become responsible for what you say and do how they influence your younger audience and fan base. Thumbs up to Mike V.


  • 56.52%

    Melissa Stansfeld voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    Ironically... you might be influencing people's opinions on here because you're the guy who made it. And look at how your comments stand out. hahaha


  • 58.43%

    Tom Whittier voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    Yea I saw that after I wrote it. hehe But that's how I feel and I hope people will be true and share what they feel on here about it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  • 100.0%

    Danielle Upton voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    i was shock ! NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/


  • 45.28%

    Bruce Manley voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    first beauty pageant, and now? NBA? oh... i dont wanna live in this planet anymore


  • 71.43%

    Rafael Ziegler voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    WTF ?! gay in the NBA ??! No way !! dont ruin my beloved sport !! oh' man ..


  • 66.0%

    Ashby Dave Cruz voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    Doesnt matter as long as they are playing the same way others do. Basketball isnt only for men, girls also do play basketball and they can do much better than other guys out there.


  • 53.92%

    Ralph Vanderhoff about 6 years ago.

    That's just crazy, how could u concentrate in the game if ur playin with gays. Besides, NBA is the most popular association in the world, it could really affect viewers perception in basketball about who should play, how should it be played on so on..so fourth....


  • 51.11%

    josh t voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    Don't ask. Don't tell. Why does everybody have to know your business? Just play. And Mike V is right you're a role model so think!


  • 58.49%

    Mike Vargas voted for I'm undecided. about 6 years ago.

    I got gay friends. The only reason I'm still undecided about the issue is that if it doesn't matter then why should it be public? You know? Athletes are role models, so they're affecting children. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or not. I got nieces and nephews who like sports and are big fans of some athletes. What happens if they think being gay is the way they're supposed to be too? You know?


  • 54.01%

    Titus Fitz voted for I'm OK with it. about 6 years ago.

    I don't care if a dude is Martian as long as he puts point up on the board. I think the NBA is more open minded than people think.


  • 50.74%

    Jaspher Balmes voted for I don't like it. about 6 years ago.

    i really dont like it., common, imagine how awkward it could be? if u are guarded by a gay center with his mid part trusting ur bums! haha!


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