By now everyone should have heard of Amaechi and his coming out party, his story is sending shock waves around the sports world given that Amaechi is the first active or former player to come out in the NBA.
What I wonder is how other fellow athletes will react if anyone ever dares to come out while still playing. Here are some reactions by current NBA players on Amaechi’s status.
“As long as you don’t bring your gayness on me I’m fine,” Zach Randolph of the Portland Jail Blazers.
“As long as he don’t make any advances toward me I’m fine with it,” Stephen Hunter of Philadelphia Sixers
Lucky for Amaechi he is retired, I do not believe anyone will ever come out while still actively playing in any of the major sports. Obviously there are gay athletes currently playing but none would dare come out.
For humor only they should have a betting line in Vegas on who will possibly come out in the future. Like someone would bet $100 on T.O. coming out in the next 3 years. OK maybe I just don’t like T.O. but it would be a fun bet though.
disclaimer: this post is in not intended to be discriminative to any one’s sexuality.