Stephen Curry on having Jason Collins in locker room: ‘You’d have to think about it’

Jason CollinsJason Collins has received more support than criticism since he came out as openly gay on Monday, but there will still be a number of obstacles he will face going forward. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry commended Collins for having the “courage” to come out, but also touched on what could become a sticky subject.

While Curry was quick to note that he would never judge someone based on their sexual orientation, he did mention how there would have to be a discussion between Collins and his teammates about how his situation affects the locker room.

“You’d have to think about it, for sure,” Curry said. “Just because you haven’t really crossed that situation before and now it’s in the open. You want everybody to be on the same page about it in the locker room so that there aren’t any underlying problems. I think it’s a conversation that everybody can have.”

Patrick then asked Curry what would happen if the Warriors were to sign Collins next season.

“I think he’s confident enough now to sit in the locker room and have a conversation about if there’s any problems with any individual player … how to make everybody comfortable,” Curry added. “But also not to infringe on any of his rights as well. I don’t know how it would go because the conversation hasn’t happened yet.”

Curry makes a valid point. His opinion is nothing like the one Mike Wallace shared yesterday and he’s not saying the team should hang a sign that reads “no gays allowed” outside its locker room. There should be no elephant in the room. Just as Collins should be free to express himself and feel comfortable with who he is, other players should be able to voice their concerns in a constructive manner.

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  • SherylSimpson

    Collins has been in the league for 12 years, right? but it is somehow tricky now because you know about it? how about everyone in every pro sport just assume the truth: there are gay athletes in EVERY locker room and there always have been. what makes it tricky is YOU and your misconceptions, not the gay guys who have always been there.

  • Mr.RightNOW!

    Curry is 100% correct screw you and forcing your ideals on others… like a gestapo … You force others to lower there standards and accept it or “theyre bigots or racist” ..I want to raise everyone’s standards

  • SherylSimpson

    when the “standard” is intolerance, “raising the standard” would mean more tolerance. is that what you are saying? or are you saying tolerance is a bad thing? no one mentioned racism or bigotry. what i said was, assume there are gay people everywhere, because it’s true. and then get over it, because there is nothing you can do about it. if it bothers you, then YOU have the problem. no one is forcing anything on anybody…that’s just the reality of the world. ditch your anger and deal with it…

  • Mr.RightNOW!

    Look we all can pretend and be civil. But you cannot tell me that they have to like it.. How you’re going to force Curry or whomever to accept anything ..That’s up to the individual .. My personal feelings are irrelevant on this

  • Mr.RightNOW!

    Brainwashing , whitewashing it won’t change or make anyone accept anything ..But the reverse ;)

  • SherylSimpson

    It isn’t either. It is just reality. Gays are in every aspect of society. It doesn’t matter how anyone feels about it. The people who cannot accept are the ones with a problem. Gay people are just who they are… Realty.