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John Amaechi

John AmaechiAKA John Ekwugha Amaechi

Born: 26-Nov-1970
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Only openly gay ex-NBA player

[1] Chris Sheridan, "Amaechi becomes first NBA player to come out",, 9 February 2007. "In the book and in an in-depth interview with ESPN's Outside The Lines to be shown Sunday, Amaechi speaks and writes candidly about his pro career, his relationships with teammates and coaches and how he began to live more openly gay while he was playing for the Jazz -- frequenting gay clubs, both in Salt Lake City and in other NBA cities."

    High School: St. John's High School, Toledo, OH
Vanderbilt University (transferred)
    University: Pennsylvania State University

    Amnesty International
    Nigerian Ancestry Paternal

    Utah Jazz (2001-03)
    Orlando Magic (1999-2001)
    Cleveland Cavaliers (1995-96)

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Author of books:
Man in the Middle (2007, memoir)

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