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  1. John Amaechi says Jason Collins is limited by age, not sexuality

    Mark Woods

    John Amaechi claims the issue of homophobia has not entirely been eradicated from the NBA. However, the now-retired player does not believe that the failure of Jason Collins to latch onto a new team this season is due to his sexuality.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  2. Former NBA star John Amaechi - Thomas Hitzlsperger brave, but FIF...

    ESPN staff

    Global news

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Karl Malone says he's proud of Jason Collins for coming out

    Karl Malone said he's proud of Jason Collins for coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  5. John Amaechi: Players wary of coming out

    ESPN staff

    Biting an opponent would be seen as "better" than coming out as gay in the Premier League, former NBA star John Amaechi has said in an interview with the Associated Press.

    Story | April 30, 2013
  6. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show Preview April 30, 2013

    Colin will be joined by Rams GM Les Snead (10:45 a.m. ET), ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler (11:15), former NBA C John Amaechi (11:45), Warriors president Rick Welts (12:15 p.m.) and Boston College coach Steve Addazio (12:45) on Tuesday. As always, email...

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  7. Phil Jackson's reality check

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In a video interview with HuffPost Live, Phil Jackson is asked whether sports organizations and players need to be more inclusive of gay athletes. Jackson, who played 12 seasons in the NBA and coached for 20, winning 11 championships along the way...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. John Amaechi on what motivates pros

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The most interesting revelations in John Amaechi's 2007 memoir, "Man in the Middle," weren't about his life as a closeted NBA center, but rather Amaechi's observations about the mind of the pro athlete. Amaechi's passion for basketball didn't drive h...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  9. John Amaechi says anti-gay sentiment big problem in British sport...

    The first openly gay former NBA player says prejudice against homosexuals is rife in British sport, especially soccer.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  10. Reader feedback on her commentary about David Tyree's public stan...

    Jemele Hill

    Our columnist's inbox is full of responses about David Tyree.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  11. Lee Westwood among figures honored by the Queen

    Golf star Lee Westwood, horse trainer Henry Cecil and two cricketers from England's victorious Ashes team are among the sports figures honored by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday list.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  12. Jane McManus: Can the NFL accept gay players?

    Jane McManus

    Players coming out or supporting gay marriage are becoming active topics of discussion in the NFL, showing a shift in attitudes. All agree it would take courage to be openly gay.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  13. Basketball's British Roots Exposed As NBA Games Set For The UK

    Max Nash/Getty Images Back in '08, Vince Carter introduced the concept of using your hands in ball sports to kids in South London. In the next phase of its plans for international domination, the NBA will hold regular season games in London as th...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Grateful Amaechi to lead gay pride parade in Salt Lake City

    John Amaechi still has fond memories of Salt Lake City despite his struggles on the basketball court.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2007