John Amaechi Asks 2014 Sochi Olympians Not To Stick To Sports

Openly gay former NBA player John Amaechi penned an open letter to the National Olympics Committee and athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Olympics on his site. He urged them not to ignore Russia's horrific anti-gay laws while they compete, but publicly speak out against them. » 8/10/13 1:45pm 8/10/13 1:45pm

NBA Stars Handling Amaechi News With Typical Grace And Aplomb

As the ESPN blitz ramps up for all John Amaechi, all the time over the next week, they've been helpfully compiling current athlete and coach reactions to Amaechi's "revelation." As you might suspect, most players have been coached to say, "Hey, no problem, all good, I just want to win," but, inevitably, some fun quotes… » 2/09/07 11:00am 2/09/07 11:00am

Your Anonymous Gay Former NBAer Is Less Anonymous Now (But Only…

Last week, a Chicago Sun-Times "blog" mentioned that a former NBA player was going to come out of the closet on Valentine's Day, because that's a day for love. (Or desperate loneliness and regret. Pick your poison.) We'd heard this rumor, and some others have been speculating as well, and every source we've talked to… » 2/06/07 2:00pm 2/06/07 2:00pm