Will people ever let Chris Bosh live? Apparently, the Miami Heat player is wondering the same thing. The Internet has been populating with memes suggesting he is gay for years. While it might be all in fun for the Internet, Bosh hasn’t found it funny and he’s finally speaking out about it.
In an interview with ESPN, Bosh said:
“I read it all…For a while, they were questioning my sexuality. They still do. They were questioning my sexuality, questioning my game. And I’m like, ‘Why are they all messing with me?’ I didn’t do anything to anybody. I didn’t do nothing. I just came here to play basketball. And they’re like, ‘Oh, he’s not a real superstar.’ I never cared about being a superstar.”
He furthermore said:
“What am I supposed to do? You want me to have cornrows and tats on my neck and just punch somebody in the face when they score on me? It’s crazy. It’s impossible. I can’t do that and play. That’s never been who I am.
I’m just going to be myself. I shouldn’t have to apologize for that. If people don’t understand that, then they don’t understand it. I’m not going to try to be somebody I’m not.”
At the end of the day the Internet will have its fun, but Bosh and the Miami Heat have better things to do – like compete to be the NBA champions for the third straight time.