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  1. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  2. Clean athletes for tough tests

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images U.S. sprinters face far more sophisticated testing than NBA players. Not long after track and field implemented a new kind of testing, three sprinters, including top American Tyson Gay, have failed tests for performance enha...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. Young Athletes Coming Out of the Closet

    Henry Abbott

    No player has ever publicly come out of the closet while playing in the NBA. Everyone assumes it will happen one day. But if you read David Wharton's L.A. Times article about young gay athletes, you get the sense that the first openly gay NBA p...

    Blog | August 03, 2007
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On the FanHouse, MJD has a good wrap up of the latest gay NBA talk. Tim Hardaway volunteered for the league gaybasher job, and got it, but now he's not sure he wants it. Amaechi, who said yesterday that not one current NBA player has contacted him si...

    Blog | February 15, 2007
  5. Homosexuality in the NBA, and Thank You John Amaechi

    Henry Abbott

    Yesterday it seemed like it was yet another chance to spread unverified rumors about an NBA player maybe being gay, and I wanted no part of it. But now that it's real news that former NBA center John Amaechi is about to publish a book announcing as m...

    Blog | February 07, 2007