(after being topped by Phil Jackson, Red’s taking this 2nd place stuff pretty well)
Ok, would you believe Yinka Dare instead? On Monday, Outsports reported on the remarkable case of George Washington University G Kye Allums, formerly Kay-Kay, a female-to-male transsexual who will be playing for the Colonials Women’s team this season. Allums tells the Washington Post’s Kathy Orton that he’s received nothing but support. I’m not saying I don’t believe him, but I didn’t get to hear much sports talk radio today, either.
“I was kind of shocked,” Allums said in a telephone interview on Tuesday afternoon. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t think this many people would find out or even care this fast. I thought it would take weeks or months, but in two days? I have people from Germany saying they had already heard about it and how they wish more people were like me or more people would be able to say something and it’s crazy.”
This means a lot,” he said. “I didn’t choose to be born in this body and feel the way I do. I decided to transition, that is change my name and pronouns because it bothered me to hide who I am, and I am trying to help myself and others to be who they are. I told my teammates first, and they, including my coaches, have supported me. My teammates have embraced me as the big brother of the team. They have been my family, and I love them all.”
Because he has opted to forgo hormone treatments or surgery until after his eligibility has expired, Allums will continue to play for the Colonials.