Is Josh Selby Gay?

13 Sep

Selby walking off the court after leading KU to victory.

By Chris McCoy

Josh Selby found out he got drafted 49th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies while sitting in the car with his mom, listening to the radio station. Once the former Kansas guard heard his name being announced over the airways, he ran out of the car, broke down and began weeping tears of joy.

Needless to say June 23, 2011 was one of, if not the happiest day of the 20 year old Selby’s life. I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that September 12, 2011 was not. That’s the day the rumors about Selby’s sexuality began to float throughout cyberspace.

An active NBA player being gay is big news because of the stigma that comes with being a gay athlete in a locker room. Athletes are seen as tough guys and being gay is seen as the polar opposite. Although many players and former players, such as Sir Charles Barkley have let it be known that they wouldn’t have a problem with a homosexual teammate, the media is always going to make a big deal out of it. Have there been gay ball players? Of course! Why haven’t there been there been any openly male gay ball players that came out during their playing days? Fear of crucifixion of course, and Selby’s definitely being forced to carry his cross at the moment.

Selby's supposed lover, Justin Cruz

If you haven’t heard all of the details yet, let’s catch you up to speed real quick:

Early today, Benny614TV posted a screenshot of an email exchange between a supposed Selby and Justin Cruz, which had two shirtless pictures attached. Feel free to check out the email for yourself, but the exchange went like this:

Selby: “Wassup bruh…. here’s some pictures of me. don’t show anybody! because I’m in sports and I don’t want people to know and plus I’m just curious not gay bruh.”

Cruz: “Aight well are you still gonna get a hotel room? And once I’m done with you your gonna get turned out LOL and when you get time follow me @IAmJustinCruz!”

Selby: “Idk about all of that but will see pretty face 🙂 and yeah I’m getting the telly hit me up aight! [insert two phone numbers here]”

These pics were attached to the email:

All my aspiring professional athletes... #justsaynot to sexting

Selby’s defense to all of this? A woman scored


Okay, you got all that? Now, here are my issues with this story:

1. According to Selby, isn’t even his email.
2. This email exchange supposedly happened in early February, yet the Twitter Selby was directed to, @IAmJustinCruz, wasn’t created until August 21, 2011, and the first tweet mentioned how he didn’t really know how to use Twitter.
3. You can go look for @IAmJustinCruz, but it no longer exists. Justin Cruz’s new supposed twitter, @Hatedbymostly, is private and his Facebook has been deactivated or is unsearchable, and he has yet to reply to my tweet, so needless to say our efforts to reach Cruz have fallen on deaf ears. Anyways, so I’m supposed to believe that Cruz wanted Selby to go follow a twitter that wasn’t even created until six and a half months later? HMMMMMM
4. The story caught wind via Media Takeout. Nothing against the gossip site, but let’s be real a large percentage of the rumors found on the site are untrue, half true or never occured, so anything seen there already has an aura of suspicion in my eyes.

The bottom line is I don’t know if Selby is bi-curious or not, but I wouldn’t base my guess on the Benny614TV story… the facts just don’t add up!


6 Responses to “Is Josh Selby Gay?”

  1. Libby McNair September 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM #

    Should it really matter if he’s gay or not? We need to get over homophobia in this country

  2. JayCruz September 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM #

    this is very true! and yup new twitter is @hatedbymostly….more people will get exposed just like ludacris , yo gotti , and Roscoe dash!

    • Anonymous September 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM #

      I wish jealous punks would stop trying to ruin athletes future and their families…JAY…YOU’RE A PUNK

    • Wayno September 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM #

      No one believes this…the email was in FEB…your twitter account was created months later with your first entry asking for TWITTER HELP…STOP LYING on these innocent ppl…I am one the top editors for a Celebrity Blog…I didn’t publish ur story, but I am gonna expose you. You have no concrete evidence!!!



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