In , after retiring from the NBA, John Amaechi released his memoir, "Man in the Middle," in which he writes about his life and professional basketball career. But the focal point of the narrative was Amaechi's sexuality and he consequently became the first former NBA player to come out. Since then, the center-forward listed at 6 feet 10 inches and pounds who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz, has become an LGBT-rights advocate and a prominent voice in addressing homophobia in sports. In it, he says, "This F-word, which so many people seem to think is no big deal, is the postscript to too many of those lives cut short," speaking about LGBT youth suicides. Amaechi, born in Boston he grew up in the U.
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By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline. A woman has been left red-faced after tweeting a company to complain about one of their employees - only to discover he was the CEO. Twitter user Clementine Fandango, from Cardiff, complained to Amaechi Performance Systems, a Manchester-based consultancy firm, about former professional basketball player turned psychologist John Amaechi, Pictured, receiving his OBE in
White privilege is undoubtedly a touchy subject for most people but former NBA center John Amaechi articulately explained what the phrase meant to him in a video on Wednesday. Amaechi, a distinguished psychologist who was the first NBA player to speak out about being gay while playing professional basketball, broke down White privilege in a video for BBC Bitesize. He compared and contrasted the so-called different types of privilege in the world such as being born into a rich family vs. Just the way we build infrastructure, the way everything works, that just makes their life harder than mine. He explained that even as White people reflect on how hard their lives are or not while watching his video, they can still have White privilege.