NBA Stars Grant Hill And Jared Dudley Film Anti-Homophobia PSA
Kobe and the Lakers' PSA was good, but this one is better (and filmed under less strenuous circumstances). Basketball stars Grant Hill and Jared Dudley collaborated with GLSEN, the Ad Council and the NBA as part of the "Think B4 You Speak" campaign to confront anti-gay language among teens. According to Rod 2.0, the video was shot the same day that Bryant was caught using an anti-gay slur.
While the Lakers' video places sexual orientation as part of laundry list of groups that should be respected, speaking against homophobia takes center stage in Hill and Dudley's spot. "Using gay to mean dumb or stupid? Not cool. Not in my house, not anywhere. It’s not creative, it’s offensive to gay people and you’re better than that," says Hill in the clip.
Dudley talked about the importance of athletes setting an example. "It's critical to set values. ... It starts with the NBA, because a lot of people look up to the stars [as] role models, the kids want to be you. And if they see how you’re acting toward this, it will definitely sway a lot of people." Watch the clip below ( after dealing with the tsunami of crap that is Donald Trump for last few days, we need a little good news:).