Amaechi, Former Player in N.B.A., Says He’s Gay

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Sports; Basketball

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In an announcement made yesterday in advance of a forthcoming book, the former journeyman center John Amaechi became the first N.B.A. player to acknowledge that he is gay. The news, first reported by Outsports.com on Tuesday, caused a small ripple in the N.B.A. world. Amaechi, in a book to be published next week by ESPN Books, “Man in the Middle,” wrote about his reluctance to disclose his sexuality in the homophobic culture of sports. The New York Times received a proof of the book.

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Liz Robbins

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nytimes.com

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