WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes admits she’s gay. And yesterday Fortson said he would have a problem with a gay teammate.
“I sure would,” Fortson said. “I wouldn’t want to be on that team. It wouldn’t be a good idea.
“As athletes, we still have a grade-school mentality where we pick on people a little bit. It’s not going to work with us. I don’t think it’s very acceptable behavior for men as far as I’m concerned.”
Fortson also said “he wouldn’t doubt it” if there were a gay player in the NBA but hopes he’s not a Sonic.
“That would be a bad deal,” Fortson said. “He might want to keep that one in the closet.”