Steve Nash says the NBA is ready for an openly gay player

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Phoenix Suns’ point guard Steve Nash — who recently voiced his support for marriage equality — said he thinks thinks the NBA is ready for an openly gay player.

In an interview with The New York Times, Nash said that If a player in the locker room came out, “it would come and go quickly.”

I really don’t think it’s a big issue anymore. I think it would be surprisingly accepted, and a shorter shelf life than maybe we would imagine. I think the time has come when it should happen soon. I think it will be something that won’t take on this life of its own. It won’t be the O. J. trial.

Last week, Nash appeared in a new video for the HRC’s “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality” campaign.

Nash lives in Manhattan when he’s not in Phoenix playing for the Suns. In 2006, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Earlier this month, Phoenix Sun’s Phoenix Suns president and chief executive Rick Welts announced he is gay.

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