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Kenneth Faried would like you to meet his two mothers

Jan 27, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

That would be “Manimal.” Also known as Kenneth Faried. A whirlwind of energy and an absolute beast on the boards. One of the hardest working players in the NBA.

And he would like you to meet his two mothers and hear his support of them.

Good for him, good for taking a stand. Professional sports can be a place unforgiving to the gay/lesbian stereotype and lifestyle, but like all stereotypes it’s a wildly incomplete picture of reality. You can bet there are gay players in the NBA right now. Good for Faried for coming out with what he believes and putting a personal face on an issue.

I would much rather have Faried doing this, and Chris Kaman and Spencer Hawes on the other side of the isle, expressing their views and being public than worrying about the marketing implications and making sure their image is squeaky clean. I want athletes to take a stand, even if I disagree with that stand. We can still be civil about it, or we should be anyway. America seems to have a problem with that in recent years.

  1. eoneil32 - Jan 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    I agree! Good for him!

  2. rjlink1 - Jan 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    One of my favorite players in the NBA. Even more reason to like him.

    • dko83 - Jan 27, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      Same here bro. Love this.

  3. asublimeday - Jan 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Bigotry in any form has no place in our country. Good for him.

  4. badintent - Jan 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Ken, crack the wallet and buy your mothers a nice crib. That’s cinderblock wall behind them. Come on man ! Kudos to being open and supporting your bio mom and her mate.But call ReMax for a nice penthouse for her , will ya ?

    • lyndseymarieee - Jan 27, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      Just because something is made with cinderblocks doesn’t make it ghetto. It could be an industrial inspired penthouse they live in.

      • badintent - Jan 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM

        never said it was ghetto, YOU did. My wife grew up in a cinderblock home with rebar steel iin the phillipines. It handled hurricanes better than all the homes in Jersey and Staten Island did with Hurrican Sandy. Just saying Ken need some of take his signing $$ and take care of his mama(s) after they took care of him for many yearsn Last time we catered an industrial inspired penthouse , it was going on the market for over $10 Million. Way too much stainless steel in the kitchen, looked too much like a hotel catering kitchen for a private residence.

    • davidly - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      My wife grew up in a cinderblock home with rebar steel iin the phillipines. It handled hurricanes better than all the homes in Jersey and Staten Island did with Hurrican Sandy.

      You realize they’re in Jersey, right? Seems like you made a stronger case for ’em to stay put than to move into a penthouse.

      • badintent - Jan 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

        That’s the whole point.Time to get out of Jersey. You do know that all those Jersey jokes are made up by people that don’t live in Jersey.Buildling codes in Jersey don’t have rebar in cinderblock so they crumble when hit by flying debris from hurricanes, wind storms, snow storms,pickup trucks driven on Cops, derailing trains, falling plane toliets, logs thrown from logging trucks, coconuts from coconut trees, and shoes thrown by Imelda Marcos and her family gagos.Cebu is nice for scuba but not for Bobo and his clown sumbags.

    • davidly - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      And, oh yeah: Mabuhay ang pilipinas!

  5. rickyspanish - Jan 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Good stuff, we need more people in this world like him.

  6. aldavis4president - Jan 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    You have got to love this! Not enough people as smart and caring in ANY league as this guy.

  7. davidly - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    It’s quite a challenge to keep it civil when somebody wants to deny you the same privilege as others. That said, I don’t think that the state should be sanctioning marriages of any kind.

  8. metalhead65 - Jan 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    I have no problem with him saying what he believes either but it seems in this politically correct day and age if you disagree with that view you are evil and intolerant and must attend reprogramming I mean sensitivity training so you have the same view.

    • genericcommenter - Jan 27, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Opposing bigotry and enforcing political correctness are different things. Not saying you do, but plenty try to hide one under the guise of the other. One could find millions of statements of explicit hate hiding behind “oh I’m just not politically correct.”

      Believing in equal treatment of human beings and opposing efforts to legally mandate discrimination is not PC. It’s common human decency.

  9. fearthehoody - Jan 27, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    2 mothers still better than anything 2 Chainz

  10. jucam1 - Jan 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    This makes me like the Manimal even more!…. If God existed he wouldn’t want people to judge his creations so why should any one care how other people live their lives…. Great story!

    • ayochaser - Jan 28, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      He does(exist) and he doesn’t(condone judgement). Happy for the Faried family even if I don’t fully agree with it.

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