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Q: What do you do when you aren't good enough to play in the NBA?

LivninSC 1,012 February 7, 2007 at 12:03 PM
A: What else, say you're gay and write a book about it!

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/stor...2?MSNHPHMA

Amaechi will be first publicly gay NBA player

John Amaechi is gay, and now the first NBA player to come out publicly is ready to talk about it.

Amaechi, a center who spent five seasons with four teams, is scheduled to appear on ESPN's Outside the Lines on Sunday, and his autobiography "Man in the Middle," will be released Feb. 14.

He is coming out of the closet as a gay man," Amaechi's publicist Howard Bragman said Wednesday.

Three years after his playing career ended, Amaechi has become the sixth professional male athlete from one of the four major American sports (NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL) to publicly discuss his homosexuality.

Former NFL running back David Kopay came out in 1977; offensive lineman Roy Simmons and defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo came out more recently. Glenn Burke, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland A's in the 1970s, and Billy Bean, a utility player in the 1980s and 1990s, also have come out.

Amaechi, 36, who is British, competed for Penn State, then played 301 NBA games over five seasons. The 6-foot-10 center averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in the NBA. He began his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1995-96, then spent a few years playing in Europe. He rejoined the NBA to play for the Orlando Magic from 1999-01, then played two seasons for the Utah Jazz.
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neigh means no
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puts a whole new meaning to the term ball handling skills.
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puts a whole new meaning to the term ball handling skills.
LMAO
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Officially a dork
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You forgot A-Rod.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQepTdyRKk

Oh god....I guess we know who's the Red Sox fan here!Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

I guess all those reports on the HOT women that both players date are bogus then!?!?!?
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Back from the Abyss
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what a fag
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Pants down, always
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And this is news why?




So if Allen Iverson anounces that he prefers Doggy style or Michael Red says he like OT is that news also?
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Oh god....I guess we know who's the Red Sox fan here!Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

I guess all those reports on the HOT women that both players date are bogus then!?!?!?
Why do you say that? You don't have to be a Red Sox fan to hate A-Rod. Yankees fans hate him too. Maybe if the Yankees signed Clay Aiken's bunghole to play first base, A-Rod might finally be able to find it.

And yes.
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I don't want to know what Amaechi is referring to when he wants to "pick and roll".

Nor do I want to see his "buzzer beater"
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i'm listening to the story on Stern now
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neigh means no
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i'm listening to the story on Stern now
was on after PTI lastnight.. was pretty funny.. headline was

Ameishi(sp?) to publicly announce he is gay in new book.

umm didnt you just publicly announce it in this interview?!
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