EXCLUSIVE: Juan Dixon Responds To Amar’e’s Homophobic Comments
Recently, The Dirty reported that former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire made some comments that definitely came off as homophobic. While he did end up backpedaling on them, there was no denying that they definitely offended people.
We reached out exclusively to fellow NBA-alum Juan Dixon to see what he thought of the situation and Stoudemire’s comments.
“I’ve never really thought about it or felt threatened by the possibility of having a gay teammate,” Dixon exclusively shared with us.
“Being in a pro sports locker room is a professional environment that shouldn’t be affected by someone’s sexuality,” he added.
Dixon also noted that he “thinks Amar’e was joking” but “was surprised at the comment.”
In a world that has come so far in terms of equality, we need more athletes like Dixon out there, who are smart enough to realize one’s sexual orientation has nothing to do with the job they can do. Bravo, Juan!