Brendan Haywood has spoken out a lot lately regarding issues athletes deal with, but these are his most controversial comments by far. Haywood basically calls Stephon Marbury a homosexual in this interview with Hardcore Sports Radio. Brendan has never played with Steph, but Marbury’s 24-hour video feed of himself was enough to sway him of Steph’s sexual interests. Really, you have to think Brendan is simply voicing the thoughts of many other players who have seen the videos he mentions below. Some are calling Steph brilliant, many more seem to be be calling him nuts, and another popular thought is that he’s committing career-suicide. Haywood covers all that including how disturbed he was watching Marbury, his thoughts on Twitter / social media, and the Wizards’ chances next season.
On Stephon Marbury’s personal video camera this summer:
“At first it was cool, but after a while it just became disturbing. He’s on YouTube crying with no shirt on for no reason, sweating while his boy’s rubbing his shoulders. What’s that about? That’s like gay porn. I don’t understand it. He’s dancing to a song called ‘Barbie Doll’, doing like stripper moves. I have no idea what’s going on with the guy, it’s almost like he’s trying to end his own career. There’s not a GM out there that would touch Marbury right now… Have you seen the ‘Barbie Doll’ clip? Click on YouTube and go to Barbie Doll. There’s no way any other professional athletes would wanna get dressed around this guy, because you gotta think something is a little, he’s swinging from both sides of the fence.”
On NBA players using Twitter:
“However you prepare for games is your personal business. Now, would I have a problem with a teammate that’s 1-for-11 at halftime tweeting? Yeah, ’cause his mind needs to be focused on something totally different, but if you have the mental focus to do it, then that’s fine. Some guys can do it, some guys can’t. I knew the Twitter thing, there was gonna be some kind of stipulations coming, especially when Kevin Love basically leaked Kevin McHale getting fired like two days before it actually hit the media.”
On the Wizards’ chances this season:
“For us, we have to get out the first round of the playoffs. We’ve been to the first round a couple years in a row and been knocked out, but I think if everybody’s healthy, there shouldn’t be an excuse or any reason why we can’t get out the first round, because we have so much depth now. Gil’s healthy, we have Gil, we have a plethora of other talented guys along with Antawn, Caron Butler, myself, and you got Andray Blatche stepping up, Javale McGee. Then we made the trade, we bring in two double digit scorers: Randy Foye averaged 16 and 5 last year, Mike Miller’s a career like 14 points per game scorer, and a dead-eye shooter, something that we needed. We brought all that in along with Oberto from the Spurs who gives us toughness up front and a veteran presence, and a guy who played on a championship team.”