Phoenix Suns player Grant Hill says he's “happy” for Suns President Rick Welts' coming out gay.

Hill made his remarks Tuesday during a CNN appearance to talk about his involvement in an anti-gay bullying public service announcemnt released on Monday.

In the 30-second ad, Hill and teammate Jared Dudley correct a ballplayer who says, “Your moves are just gay.”

“Using 'gay' to mean dumb or stupid – not cool,” Hill says.

“Words do have meanings,” Hill told his CNN hosts. “And as a parent and seeing as sometimes kids can be cruel to one another, you know, you want try to teach your children to do the right thing.”

“It's just a sad state of affairs that all that we've gone through as a country that we're still sort of having to do this, but I think it's important.”

Hill also talked about his boss, who announced on Sunday that he's gay in an interview with the New York Times.

“You know it was really sad that he's been living with this for so long,” Hill said. “It's also got to be liberating that he's able to finally share with the world and tell everybody and get that sort of monkey off his back.”

“And so, I was happy for him,” Hill added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)