NBA Raptors Players Hold Hands

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    Leandro Barbosa of the Toronto Raptors grabbed teammate Reggie Evans' hand as they were leaving the court on Sunday night after their 102-98 win over the Magic, inspiring hundreds of homophobic comments on a brief YouTube clip of the moment. Comments were later disabled.

    Outsports took note of several of them. No word on why Evans took Barbosa's hand.

    Regarding the debate over the web clip, Sportsgrid notes: "None of this is surprising, of course. Anonymous internet commenting turns weak people into weak idiots. But the fact that literally every comment on the video’s YouTube page is either homophobic, or people reprimanding said homophobia, is a nice little example of how touchy a subject homosexuality is in sports."

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    Download Leandro Barbosa and Reggie Evans hold hands.flv for free on uploading.com
     
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    It's a shame that in 2011 we still have to deal with such pathetic bantering from shallow minded homophobes who not only are terribly afraid of their own sexuality, but have to go through such extremes to denounce it in order to "look straight" in front of everyone else.
     
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    Well, it's youtube. They have tons of racist comments everywhere as well.
     
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    Since when did holding hands become 'sexual'? To me it's always been an act of comfort or support or friendship. Admittedly, as adults, it's a couples thing but when you're a kid, you hold your mother's or father's hand. Even in a lot of kindergartens/early school years, when walking somewhere, the children have to 'buddy up' with someone and hold their hand. It's quite common to see two little boys or two little girls holding hands with each other.

    It's a shame that homophobes oversexualise every innocent act of friendship. I SMH at the ignorance and hatred from people who think that two guys holding hands somehow reflects their sexuality. A year or two ago, I was watching the Amazing Race and one of the teams was two sportsmen (basketball, I think.....) who called each other 'baby'. I thought it was quite sweet. Of course, it also made me extremely jealous because they were so damn sexy, so I wished they were calling ME baby.....
     
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    It was done as a joke people. Both of them knew the camera was on them thats why Reggie looked at him when he took his hand and started laughing.
     
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    Regardless if their actions were jokes or not, the backlash of homophobic responses were anything but. It's crazy how we live in a world where two men holding guns is more acceptable than two men holding hands. It shows just how insecure some people really are about themselves and their sexuality.

    On a side note, is there any way we can volunteer our services to hold the hands of our favorite sports stars? I know a few basketball, football and baseball stars I would gladly do that (and other things) to. :biggrin1:
     
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    omg,who fucking cares? this is so lame~ I agree with Willow's post.
     
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    if you're referring to the globetrotter dudes, they also hug & kiss each other...
     
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    i saw a clip of it and yes it was done as a joke they knew people was going to be small minded and be dumb about it....i think it takes a real man to put the self out there like that
     
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    Yep, they're the guys, but I didn't see the hugging and kissing - damn! That would have been hot hot hot! It's the only reason I was watching that show.

    (well, that, and the joy of seeing some bitchy spoilt princess fail and get booted off!) :tongue:
     
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    That's just a damn shame that people have to make all these retarded comments. Some people need to come into the 21st century, for real.
     
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    It is what it is and nothing more. I think that it is cool that two guys can share a moment of just friendship. Too much made of this.
     
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    I was watching this with bf.

    Looked like a practical joke to me..
     
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    It never ceases to amaze me how immature so many people can be...on that note, I guess I know what kind of company I'll be part of if I comment on a youtube video...ever.
     
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    They've learned how to use computers - scary, isn't it? :eek:
     
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    They've actually made a return trip for the current season, so you still have a chance to catch them. :cool:
     
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