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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. John Amaechi: If Athletes are Deities, Where are the Miracles?

    Henry Abbott

    I wish Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog could cover every major sporting event. Wherever he goes, from some late night party to the subway, he finds some kind of story. And in the end, this gig is all about finding good stories. Anyway, Steinberg c...

    Blog | August 21, 2008
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News: "John Amaechi is at the Olympics, serving as a basketball analyst for his homeland Great Britain's BBC. His appearance has caught some in the NBA establishment by surprise. 'It's been tense to say the least,...

    Blog | August 18, 2008
  4. Behold, A Giant

    Henry Abbott

    In the current Sports Illustrated (after the part in the letters where Matt Ufford of the blog With Leather gets a nice apology for a lifted John Amaechi quote), Chris Ballard checks in with an extended look at the continuing evolution of Yao Ming.Fi...

    Blog | April 12, 2007
  5. A Night Out With John Amaechi

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Ufford of With Leather had some drinks with John Amaechi, and writes fantastically about his impressions of the Man in the Middle. (If foul language offends you, consider yourself warned about a word or two.) It's pretty much a must-read. The...

    Blog | March 16, 2007
  6. The Head-Shaving Community Makes a One-for-One Trade

    Henry Abbott

    John Amaechi's head shaving endorsement made news. But did you notice that someone else lost his head shaving endorsement deal at the same time? Stuart Elliott reports in The New York Times: In a twist, another company that makes men's groomi...

    Blog | March 13, 2007
  7. John Amaechi's Close Shave

    Henry Abbott

    Just a few weeks after coming out of the closet and back into the public eye, the retired center lands an endorsement deal from a company that makes special razors for your head. The AP reports: Concern about endorsement deals is one reason some ma...

    Blog | March 12, 2007
  8. Kevin Arnovitz Reviews John Amaechi's Book for Slate

    Henry Abbott

    In case we didn't know it already, he's a good writer, that Arnovitz (of ClipperBlog fame). His review on concludes with a remarkable set of ideas: Amaechi's alientation from the culture of the NBA was not merely sexual...

    Blog | February 16, 2007
  9. Business is Business

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Mark Cuban, the league's most persistent cultural critic, sounded off today on John Amaechi's coming out -- not so much on the political and social elements of the announcement (that was last week) as the financial implica...

    Blog | February 12, 2007
  10. Amaechi random

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James says a teammate coming out woudl be a trust problem FreeDarko says John Amaechi's point would be more we...

    Blog | February 08, 2007
  11. 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