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Mark Cuban

I'd Be HONORED If 1st Gay

Player Was On My Team

4/4/2013 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's only a matter of time before an active NBA player comes out as gay ... so says Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who tells TMZ he would be honored if the player was a member of his team.

Cuban called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago to discuss how Magic Johnson's support for his gay son will impact professional sports.

Mark also acknowledges a current NBA player who was raised by 2 moms -- and tells us how he's helping to change the culture in the league.

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

YungOne    

I'm sure he would. He's already the first owner.

576 days ago
2.

pegasus    

I don't give a f**k who sleeps with who do keep it to yourself.

576 days ago
3.

Bob    

TMZ is clearly an agenda driven website.. Pushing gay stories down the throats of people.. Wake up America, everything happens for a reason!

BTW I saw a story on Magic supporting his gay son. Does anyone know how Magic got HIV? Gays are 160...0% more likely to get HIV than hetero's.

576 days ago
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Majestik    

Oh freakin' please. Wishful thinking. For some reason TMZ is absolutely convinced that because Magic Johnson has spoken out about his gay son and an owner says how proud he would be to have a gay player that anyone in the closet is going to just jump right out and start shouting from the rooftops. I highly doubt any closeted gay player is about to do that, they have a lot more than Magic Johnson and Mark Cuban's blessing to worry about. There have been too many homophobic slurs and players talking out against gay players who then had to change their stories. You don't think those men know this? There is still too much intolerance and it's not just in the dressing rooms or management, it's many, many, many fans who won't go for it. I feel bad for any guy that does come out, WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH and all the far left religious nuts will be out front of their arenas protesting and it will turn fans off from having to wade through that crap.

576 days ago
5.

bernergirl    

Kenneth Farried was raised by 2 moms and is an amazing spokesman for LGBT and same sex marriage! Amazing player

576 days ago
6.

Ginger    

If you're gay why are you suppose to tell the world?? I didn't get that memo!

576 days ago
7.

EasilyHard    

Over 1000+ animals, fish, birds & mammals etc exhibit homosexual tendencies

576 days ago
8.

Justin Reefer     

Breaking News : Mark Cuban is D Bag

576 days ago
9.

Ahha!    

Our country is falling faster than Rome.

576 days ago
10.

Pudding Tang    

How do you know there isn't one already on your 'team'?...

576 days ago
11.

CoconutScrimp    

Nothing is going to change just because Magic Johnson got a gay son, just like nothing is going to change from the "This will impact people..." crowd like TMZ.

576 days ago
12.

Lindy    

Would he be honored if native Americans were on his team? Witches? Dwarfs?
Where are they?

576 days ago
13.

Blondie    

Too late. The lakers beat you to the punch.

576 days ago
14.

JuanRambo    

You're Gay! Lol

576 days ago
15.

needs help    

Seriously, just like the military, there ARE gay athletes already playing and just haven't come out... female athletes all over, hell, even cheerleaders. There is no 'first'... Besides, it is none of anyone's business. Just play ball... no pun intended.

576 days ago
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