"Tell this man to stop flattering himself. It’s embarrassing."
Former NBA player, and one of the first openly gay athletes, John Amaechi just delivered a well-thought out response to Amar'e Stoudemire's homophobic comments that he made during an interview with an Israeli media outlet.
In case you missed it, Stoudemire was asked how he would feel about having a gay teammate, to which he responded,
"I'm going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner and I'm going to drive, take a different route to the gym."
After hearing of those remarks, Amaechi referred to Stoudemire as a 'petulant man-child spouting puerile prejudice' and a 'braying jackass making a desperate grab for relevance amongst a constituency destined for extinction.'
He concluded by saying that STAT should stop flattering himself because it's embarrassing.
Check out his full comments below, via TMZ,
"These are serious times and we need serious people to lead important conversations, not petulant man-children spouting puerile prejudice."
"There is already one too many of those holding court in the media, and the world is poorer for it. Within the world of sport there are plenty of true role models -- on and off the floor -- whose words are carefully chosen to uplift and integrate society not join Trump and his grinning cabal in their 'locker room banter.'"
"In these tumultuous times, these true role models are the men and women whose voices we need to disseminate to every corner, not a braying jackass making a desperate grab for relevance amongst a constituency destined for extinction."
"Lastly, could someone please tell this man to stop flattering himself. It’s embarrassing."