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Charles Barkley: I had gay teammates

Updated: May 18, 2011, 3:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is certain he played with gay teammates on two or three teams during his basketball career -- and says it didn't bother him a bit.

"I didn't think it ... they were gay," Barkley told 106.7 The Fan in Washington.

Barkley dismissed commentary suggesting male athletes are homophobic and the locker rooms of major men's professional sports are still not ready for an openly gay teammate. He said he never felt threatened or hit-on in the locker room ...

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