NBA Star Charles Barkley Speaks Out Against Discrimination Against Lesbians and Gays

NBA Star Charles Barkley Speaks Out Against Discrimination Against Lesbians and Gays

Former NBA MVP Charles Barkley took time out during a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before Monday's Celtics-Magic game to speak out against the discrimination of gays and lesbians.

He said: "You know, people try to make it about black and white. He talked about equality for every man, every woman. We have a thing going on now — people discriminating against homosexuality in this country. I love the homosexual people. God bless the gay people. They are great people."

Barkley, who currently works as a color commentator for basketball, also spoke out against the discrimination of Hispanics.

Back in 2006, when Barkley was eying a potential career in politics, the basketball star advocated for same-sex marriage and for an acceptance of the possibility of a gay player in professional sports.

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