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Another decision by Thomas " one made in concert with his son, Joshua Thomas " has drawn considerably less attention, and it's something of a groundbreaker, too: Thomas participated in the NOH8 Campaign, a "photographic silent protest" of California's controversial gay marriage ban.
Several other athletes have also taken part, but Thomas is believed to be the first person associated with professional basketball to become involved with the effort. On his Twitter account, Joshua Thomas wrote that his father was the first Hall of Fame athlete to stand up for NOH8. Legendary U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis, however, had previously been photographed. The four-time gold medalist was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1993.
The campaign was founded by photographer Adam Bouska and his partner, Jeff Parshley, in response to the November 2008 passage of Proposition 8 in California. The voter-approved ballot measure amended the state's constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage, sparking a nationwide debate that continues to rage. (A federal judge overturned the ban last Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential high-stakes Supreme Court battle.)
He may have been a disaster as the Knicks' GM and coach, but at least he's willing to use his celebrity status to take a public stance for a socially progressive cause. Kudos.