Ex NBA Player John Amaechi Says His Orlando Teammates Knew He Was Gay
In the wake of Jason Collins admitting that he’s an openly gay professional basketball player, the one former NBA player we were all aware of has come out with some startling information of his own according to Real GM.
Former Orlando Magic forward John Amaechi has been admittedly gay for almost a decade now. Amaechi recently admitted that his Orlando Magic teammates were “aware of his sexuality when he was a player, and simply protected him from scrutiny.”
“I just thought I would lose my job,” Amaechi said during an interview on Wednesday. “My teammates knew. We didn’t talk about, but they knew. … My teammates took care of me.”
Amaechi admitted that the climate towards homosexuality during his playing days made it impossible for him to come out.