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Tim Hardaway Banned From NBA All-Star Game For Saying He Hates Gays

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#106 Former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway went on a Miami sports talk radio show and had no problem going on and on about how he hates homosexuals, flat out admitting to being homophobic.

Later he apologized, but the NBA decided today to ban the former All-Star from any activities from this year's All-Star Game in Las Vegas.

"It is inappropriate for him to be representing us given the disparity between his views and ours," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement Thursday.

Best known for his cross-over dribble, Hardaway, who owns several businesses in Florida, said the following, among other things on the radio show:

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You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people. I'm homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States. - NBC4

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