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.
As Jason Collins awaits the phone call that would allow him to relaunch his NBA career, he has ruled out playing in another country or in the D-League as a means to stay sharp, according to source familiar with his thinking.
Jason Collins' former fiancee says she is still hurt that he wasn't more forthcoming with her about his sexuality, and that he didn't tell her he was going to come out publicly in a story for Sports Illustrated.
It's easy to ask simplistic questions when an athlete comes out. It's much harder to have honest and respectful conversations about sex, love, intimacy and religion. We've failed to do this many times. Let's start now.
Doc Rivers heard whispers about John Amaechi's sexuality when they were both in Orlando. But here's what the former Magic coach knew for sure: Amaechi was a good scorer, a decent rebounder, a little bit of a defensive liability and "a fantastic kid."