In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate John Amaechi - the first openly gay former NBA player. It was only in February 2007 that he first came out of the closet. And flash forward to this year and the NBA was embracing its LGBT fans by promoting “Equality Night.”
Read more about John’s journey in his book “Man in the Middle.”
After John Amaechi came out, the show “In the Life” did an excellent profile on John Amaechi. Watch the video segment below.
Are there gay NBA players that are still afraid to come out for fear of ruining their careers? Is it the NBA who’s keeping the closet doors closed, the players or the fans? A mix of all three?
Become a fan of John Amaechi on his Facebook page here.