The Oklahoma City Thunder forward has spoken out about Roy Hibbbs decision not to come to the forefront of his sexuality for fear of being ostracised.
Hibbs’ father, Frank, made the announcement in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, following the publication of the documentary, “Roy Hibbs: The Untold Story”.
“It’s hard for my son to deal with it because he’s a person,” Hibbs’ dad told the Times.
“It’s so important for my family to know that they can be who they are and have confidence in who they really are. “
“I’m not ashamed of who I am. “
I just don’t want to hide it. “
I’m not ashamed of who I am.
Hiberbs has been a regular fixture in the Oklahoma City locker room since his arrival from the Indiana Pacers in 2009. “
He’s a man who has a family, a wife and a child, and that’s the person that I am.”
Hiberbs has been a regular fixture in the Oklahoma City locker room since his arrival from the Indiana Pacers in 2009.
He made his NBA debut in March 2015 and has since appeared in 15 games, averaging 11.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
He has also played for Team USA at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City.
The documentary is a collaboration between The Los Angeles Kings and BAFTA-nominated documentary maker Michael Moore.
Moore has made a career out of making documentaries that portray the struggles and struggles of gay people, with titles including “I Am a Gay Man”, “I Have Nothing to Hide”, “Born a Gay Boy”, “Coming Out”, “Cancer” and “Couples Therapy”.
Moore is best known for his 2014 documentary “I Love Dick” which featured a gay man who had been on the receiving end of homophobic slurs.