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Charles Barkley: 'Everybody played with a gay teammate'

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CBS Sports
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May 8, 2013
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Since the big news of free agent center Jason Collins becoming the first active athlete in one of the four major sports to come out as gay, the discussion of whether or not a gay athlete in a male professional sports league will be accepted in the locker room has been a major talking point. Current TNT studio analyst and Hall of Fame player Charles Barkley doesn't think it should be a big deal because he believes everybody in the NBA has had a homosexual teammate at some point. While on the Dan Patrick Show, Barkley said "of course" he's had a gay teammate and that everybody has "played with a gay teammate."