[QODLink]
American Sport

'Braver than I could have dreamed of being'

Gay former NBA star John Amaechi says Jason Collins has taken a huge step by revealing his homosexuality.

Last Modified: 30 Apr 2013 00:32
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Former NBA star John Amaechi has told Al Jazeera he is grateful for the step taken by Jason Collins, the NBA star who on Monday became the first elite male team athlete to come out as gay.

Collins revealed his homosexuality in an article he wrote for Sports Illustrated magazine.
 
The 34-year-old center – a veteran of 12 NBA seasons – was with the Washington Wizards before they missed out on the playoffs this month.
 
He had also been playing for the Boston Celtics earlier this season, and is now looking for a new team after becoming a free agent.
 
Britain’s Amaechi, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers, came out as gay after retiring from the sport.

122

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
As nuclear age approaches eighth decade, visitors flock to historic bomb craters at New Mexico test sites.
Venezuela's president lacks the charisma and cult of personality maintained by the late Hugo Chavez.
Despite the Geneva deal, anti-government protesters in Ukraine's eastern regions don't intend to leave any time soon.
Since independence, Zimbabwe has faced food shortages, hyperinflation - and several political crises.
After a sit-in protest at Poland's parliament, lawmakers are set to raise government aid to carers of disabled youth.
join our mailing list