(it might be time for the Shavster to get over himself)

The AP’s Bill Konigsberg
with two of the dopier reactions surrounding John Amaechi’s recent revelations.

Injured Philadelphia Sixers forward Shavlik Randolph acknowledged it’s a new situation.

“As long as you don’t bring your gayness on me I’m fine,” Randolph said. “As far as business-wise, I’m sure I could play with him. But I think it would create a little awkwardness in the locker room.”

News that Amaechi had come out surprised some players.

“For real? He’s gay for real? “Nowadays it’s proven that people can live double lives. I watch a lot of TV, so I see a lot of sick perverted stuff about married men running around with gay guys and all types of foolishness,” said Philadelphia center Steven Hunter, who added he would be fine with an openly gay teammate.

“As long as he don’t make any advances toward me I’m fine with it,” he said. “As long as he came to play basketball like a man and conducted himself like a good person, I’d be fine with it.”

If nothing else, the Association has a hot new topic to introduce to rookie orientation — the mind blowing concept that relatively few gay men are gonna try to fuck every straight man they encounter. And high marks to the Chuckster, who handled the matter with unusual grace on “PTI” today, reminding viewers that in all probability, he’d already played with gay teammates, as has the rest of the league.