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BBC SPORT | Other Sport | Basketball | NBA's Amaechi reveals he is gay
In an announcement made yesterday in advance of a forthcoming book, the former journeyman center John Amaechi became the first N. The news, first reported by Outsports. The New York Times received a proof of the book. Amaechi, 36, said he has never defined himself as a basketball player.
John Amaechi says NBA 'light years' ahead of soccer as many British players wary of coming out
John Amaechi, the former NBA player and England basketball international seen here in , is to publish a book next week in which he will reveal he is gay. ESPN, publishers of the book have lined up a television documentary featuring the 6ft 10in former centre and a revelatory magazine article prior to the release of the book in the United States on February Amaechi, 36, becomes the first male basketball player to come out as gay and only a handful of high-profile men in other team sports have done so.
The question at the NBA is always 'Have you got game? I'm not the type who judges people, I wish him well. So that's like the No. You've heard of the in-room, locker room code.