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NBA Executive Comes Out


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TweetSharebar TweetShareTweet The NBA continues to make headlines in the LGBT community as a long-time executive comes out of the closet.  Phoenix Suns president Rick Welts confirmed in a New York Times article this weekend that he is gay.  Welts is more than a well-established figure within the NBA, being given credit for creating the […]


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The NBA continues to make headlines in the LGBT community as a long-time executive comes out of the closet.  Phoenix Suns president Rick Welts confirmed in a New York Times article this weekend that he is gay.  Welts is more than a well-established figure within the NBA, being given credit for creating the NBA All-Star Weekend and the W.N.B.A., among other achievements.

Photo Credit Michael Chow, The Arizona Republic

Photo Credit Michael Chow The Arizona Republic

It’s an amazing article that details his rise in the NBA, living a closeted life, mourning the loss of his partner and ultimately losing another relationship because the person did not want to live a lie.  In the article, Welts said “he wants to pierce the silence that envelops the subject of homosexuality in men’s team sports. He wants to be a mentor to gay people who harbor doubts about a sports career, whether on the court or in the front office. Most of all, he wants to feel whole, authentic.”

Read about Rick Welts career in the NBA here.

Read the full story at the NY Times here – A Sports Executive Leaves the Safety of His Shadow Life

An interesting note is that the very next day after he came out to NBA commissioner David Stern, Kobe Bryant was making headlines after calling a referee a “faggot” in response to getting a technical foul.  It makes you wonder if that fine and PSA were all really motivated by this one-on-one friendship or if it really did add a more personal reason for the NBA to move in this direction. Watch more about that controversy in our latest episode below.

 

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