On Stephon Marbury’s personal video camera this summer:
“At first it was cool, but after a while it just became disturbing. He’s on YouTube crying with no shirt on for no reason, sweating while his boy’s rubbing his shoulders. What’s that about? That’s like gay porn. I don’t understand it. He’s dancing to a song called ‘Barbie Doll’, doing like stripper moves. I have no idea what’s going on with the guy, it’s almost like he’s trying to end his own career. There’s not a GM out there that would touch Marbury right now…Have you seen the ‘Barbie Doll’ clip? Click on YouTube and go to Barbie Doll. There’s no way any other professional athletes would wanna get dressed around this guy, because you gotta think something is a little, he’s swinging from both sides of the fence.”
My take? Can a man who spent most of his collegiate and professional career with the nickname "Brenda," who, by the way, posted each of the Marbury videos on his own blog, qualify himself as a judge of UStream etiquette?
And even if Marbury was gay, which no one aside from Haywood has publicly suggested, is Haywood that uncomfortable with his own masculinity that he couldn’t watch the videos without commentary online and on the air? Would he really be that scared to dress in front of a gay person?
You’ve got to figure that every athlete has done so without knowing there was a gay person in the room.
Me thinks Brenda doth protest too much.