Former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox says
the public must demand acceptance for gay athletes.
Fox, who last played for the Lakers in
2004, made his comments during an appearance on Larry King Now.
When host Larry King asked whether gay
athletes would be accepted, Fox answered: “I think it's been here.
The acceptance of it will grow with time. Jason Collins and I think
Michael Sam recently in football, brave men for stepping out and
being a voice and standing for themselves and being role models for
other gay men and women who are in the workplace that want to be
Fox said he did not know gay players
during his NBA career.
“Do you think it's going to be
accepted readily in NBA locker rooms?” King asked.
“I think you have to demand it. I
think you have to just demand equality in general,” Fox answered.
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