Unfounded rumours: NBA star Taurean Prince’s sexuality under scrutiny

Speculation has been rife surrounding the sexuality of Taurean Prince, the professional basketball player currently with the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Lakers. This article seeks to address these rumours, unraveling the facts from mere conjecture.

Taurean Prince has an illustrious basketball career, having represented collegiate basketball with the Baylor Bears before being drafted as the 12th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2016 NBA Draft. His career has seen him play for the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets, before moving to the Cleveland Cavaliers in January 2021, and subsequently to the Minnesota Timberwolves in August 2021.

During his initial season, Taurean made an impression, appearing in 24 games as a substitute and averaging 3.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in just 6.4 minutes per game. His prowess on the court was recognised by the Big 12 Conference, who named him to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Notwithstanding his on-court achievements, of late, the chatter surrounding Prince’s personal life, more specifically his sexual orientation, has been gaining momentum. However, these rumours regarding Prince identifying as gay appear to be unfounded. It has been reported that Prince is married to Hanah Usman, thus dispelling the speculation about his sexuality.

In the absence of any public evidence to the contrary, it seems these rumours may have originated from Prince’s private nature and his choice to keep his personal life away from public scrutiny. This has inadvertently led to a lack of information about his marital status, thereby feeding the rumour mill. However, it is essential to note that Prince’s privacy should be respected and his sexual orientation, like anyone else’s, is his own business.

Hanah Usman, Prince’s wife, has been in the limelight recently, expressing her views on the conflict in the Middle East. She shared a controversial post on Instagram quoting Malcolm X alongside images of destroyed Palestinian buildings. This post drew criticism, demonstrating the potential for misinformation and misunderstanding in the media’s portrayal of such complex issues.

Adding to the confusion, there have been suggestions that Fred Talbot might be Prince’s partner. However, no confirmation has been made of such a connection, leaving fans in a state of uncertainty.

Prince’s journey in basketball started at Earl Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he played three seasons under the guidance of coach Jim Weaver. Following a change of coaching staff at LIU-Brooklyn, Prince decided to switch his allegiance and play for Baylor. Selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2016 NBA draft, his rights were later traded to the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team deal involving the Indiana Pacers. As part of this deal, the Pacers received Jeff Teague, the Jazz acquired George Hill, and the Hawks secured Prince.

In conclusion, while Prince’s successful basketball career is noteworthy, it is equally important to respect his privacy and not indulge in baseless speculation about his personal life.