The NBA would be "surprisingly accepting" of openly gay players, Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash said in an interview with The New York Times.
"If a player in the locker room came out, it would come and go quickly, too. I really don't think it's a big issue anymore," Nash said. "I think it would be surprisingly accepted, and a shorter shelf life than maybe we would imagine. I think the time has come when it should happen soon."
When asked about Phoenix Suns CEO Rick Welts, who came out earlier this month, Nash responded, "I don't think the players on our team care. ... Obviously, I have a ton of respect for him and what he does for the organization. I think he's great at what he does."
Welts came out in an NYT profile and said he wanted to "pierce the silence that envelops the subject of homosexuality in men's team sports."