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Former Rox C - John Ameachi comes out.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by eric.81, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. eric.81

    eric.81 Contributing Member

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

    Per ESPN: 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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    The_Yoyo Contributing Member
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    so man boobs is gay

    who would have thunk?

    it probably takes guts for him to do what he did wonder if any one else will follow suit.

    but wasnt he married?
     
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    former Rox C ???
     
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    Hmmm Man in the Middle? Is this book safe for kids lol..

    anyways heres a video of him..

    Meech.org
    There was a part where they call him a NBA basketball star.. :confused:
     
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    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/john_amaechi/

    Traded to Houston along with a future second-round draft pick on Sept. 30, 2003 for Glen Rice, future considerations and cash.

    (Never Played)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Never? I thought he got into a game a couple of times before he was outta here.. hm. Preseason then maybe?

    Anyway, thank God the article neglected to mention the Rockets as one of his teams.. ;)
     
  8. Highwire

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    Surely STevie had a piece of him.. :)
     
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    that someone was me. I remembered those aticles abot him sipping cinnamon tea and reading poetry.
     
  10. Downtown

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    Why am I not suprised?
     
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    Why do I not care?
     
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    who'd we turn that draft pick in to?
     
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    I just thought that was part of his British etiquette….but who knew?
     
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    Interesting title for his book. Anyone care to mock him by making new titles with homosexual overtones?

    I'll start

    "Man on the Bottom"
     
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    "Back Door Penetration"

    "Clogging the Lane"

    "Stick Your Man"

    "Put Me In, Coach"
     
  16. GoatBoy

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    What, being gay?
     
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    "Playing the Dick and Roll in Utah"
     
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    Closing this thread since there's already one in the NBA Forum about it.
     
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