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Thread: 1st NBA player comes out of the closet. (Merged x3)

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    OT N.B.A Player Come Out The Closet


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    he is from New England (Mass.).... no surprises here

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    He is not gay he is just British. He got confused.
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    Disclaimer: The previous message is for humor purposes only, and is not an attempt to offend the people of Great Britain.
    (See what this country has come to)

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    OT: Amaechi becomes first NBA player to come out

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2757105




    John Amaechi, who played at Penn State and for five seasons in the NBA, will announce he is gay in an upcoming book.

    The book, published by ESPN Books (owned by the Walt Disney Company, parent company of ESPN), is entitled "Man in the Middle." It is due to be released later this month.

    Amaechi, born in Massachusetts but raised in England, would be the first NBA player to come out publicly. Few other men's professional major sport athletes have announced they are gay. Among them are football player Esera Tuaolo, baseball player Billy Bean and baseball umpire Dave Pallone.

    Amaechi, a 6-10 center, played for Cleveland, Orlando and Utah during five NBA seasons. He averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 rebounds before retiring from the league in 2003.

    He is currently known in Britain as a television personality and for helping fund the Amaechi Basketball Center in Manchester.

    He played collegiately at Penn State after transferring from Vanderbilt.

    Amaechi will also be the subject of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Sunday (9:30 a.m. ET). The book will also be excerpted next week on ESPN.com and in the next issue of ESPN The Magazine.

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    He only did it cuz he's no longer playing. The b*tch.

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    Just another example of how far ahead the NFL is of the NBA!

    The NFL has already had THREE former players come out - Esera Tuaolo, David Kopay and Roy Simmons.

    Do try to keep up, NBA and other lesser sports!

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    now I understand why he used to say I want to become a better shooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET
    now I understand why he used to say I want to become a better shooter.
    Now that's just wrong! Funny....but wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcoops
    Now that's just wrong! Funny....but wrong!
    I bet he loved to put his balls in the rim..

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    And all his former team-mates who shared that locker room just went.

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    never heard of him.

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    I wonder what his former teammates think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFL NYJETS
    I wonder what his former teammates think.
    They are saying wow, he really expanded his game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET
    They are saying wow, he really expanded his game.
    I guess like the NBA he plays both ways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet
    I guess like the NBA he plays both ways!
    He was a darn good player at Penn St. He used to carry the load.

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    I wonder how much longer it will be before a gay athlete feels safe enough to come out while he's still an active player in a major sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET
    He was a darn good player at Penn St. He used to carry the load.
    In his mouth

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    He use to drink TEA. before every game not surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrud
    In his mouth
    The guy was a hustler...He was always on his knees going after balls..He use to lay some hard pricks.. I mean picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET
    The guy was a hustler...He was always on his knees going after balls..He use to lay some hard pricks.. I mean picks.
    You're out of control!!!

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