*Ever since this past weekend when NBA player Dwight Howard was put on blast by Masin Elije, who claims he’s the Washington Wizards star player’s ex-boyfriend, all manner of folks have been putting their two cents in.
One of those people would be retired player Matt Barnes who offered his opinion of the scandal involving Howard and the gay author.
As we reported, Elije claims Howard’s pastor threatened him if he didn’t turn over all evidence of an alleged relationship between him and Howard.
Elije claims he refused to sign an NDA or take “hush money” from the pastor on behalf of Howard.
As we said up top, Barnes is putting his two cents in. On Monday, he and retired NBA player Stephen Jackson went live on Instagram to discuss their take on the rumors surrounding Howard, whom Barnes played with in Orlando in 2000.
Barnes had nothing but nice things to say about Howard, who is out with a gluteal muscle injury.
“He’s a very good basketball player.” Barnes said, adding that Howard tends to play too much. “He’s a monster. He’s a big-ass kid.”
Barnes said he had no issues with gay or transgender people, but he doesn’t agree with how trans issues are handled on social media.
“My beef is… when sh-t go south with these trans and these celebrities, they always wanna out somebody and embarrass them, you know? And that’s how people end up getting hurt!”
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