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NBA player Torrey Craig stays silent on old gay-hating tweets

Torrey Craig of the Phoenix Suns has been publicly silent on his tweets from a decade ago saying “I hate gay guys” and retweeting a message about gay people needing “a bullet” in the head.

Outsports reached out to the Suns for comment from the team and Craig. The Suns in a statement appear to have denounced Craig’s tweets as “discrimination” in a lukewarm response sent to Outsports:

“Suns Legacy Partners, LLC, which includes the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, stands with the LGBTQIA community to celebrate equality and speak out against all forms of discrimination,” Suns spokesman Dean Stoyer shared with Outsports.

The tweets caught the eye when a young gay NBA fan searched the Twitter feeds of dozens of current NBA players, discovering that at least 40 of them had shared messages believed to be between one and a million on the John Rocker scale. of homophobia.

Craig’s messages were the worst of the worst.

“If somebody’s talking about putting a bullet in somebody’s head, that goes beyond ‘I hate gay people,'” said high school basketball coach Anthony Nicodemo, who is gay. “It’s hard to grasp. It makes you wonder, has someone like that really changed?

There were also dozens of other tweets from Craig with various references to “gay”, “no homo” and other problematic messages.

These posts have been deleted, so it’s clear that Craig is aware of them and has so far chosen not to address them publicly.

Craig, who was 20 at the time of these tweets, has oscillated between appearances in the NBA and other lower level men’s professional basketball leagues. He has previously played for the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers.

In the Suns’ win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, Craig played 20 minutes.

The Suns are currently the top seed in the NBA Western Conference.

The NBA and Players Union have remained silent, despite NBAPA President CJ McCollum tweeting “no homo” because, of course, being associated with gay people is just the worst.

Until he speaks publicly about these tweets and lets fans know his thoughts on the LGBTQ community, Craig may be seen by some as the face of homophobia in the NBA.