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Dave Zirin: Why Does the Sports World Abide Homophobia?

After Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the NBA slapped a $75,000 fine on Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert for homophobic comments made to the press. “I think anybody who thinks that it’s no big deal should be cognizant of the company they’re keeping right now,” says Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, who blogged about the comments prior to Hibbert’s penalization. “I wrote the column because what I wanted to do was start a discussion that just said, this matters.” Zirin joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss homophobia in sports, the context of Hibbert’s comments and how much the NBA thought they mattered.

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