The topic of Avery supporting same-sex marriage came up during an interview with Barkley on SiriusXM radio and whether openly gay athletes would be accepted in pro sports.
“If somebody is gay, that’s their own business,” Barkley said. “But it bothers me how people try to say that jocks are not going to like a gay. … I think gay people should be allowed to get married and God bless them, that’s their own business. Listen, if a guy can’t play that’s the only time we don’t want to play with him. We don’t care about all that extracurricular stuff.”