Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Why is this news?

John Amaechi has announced that he is Gay. So what?

Well Mr. Amaechi is probably the most successful British basketball player ever, spending 6 years kicking around the NBA. And, more importantly, he is the first NBA player to come out. I find it a little sad in this day and age that the fact that a journeyman professional sportsman happens to be gay is back page news.

Maybe John will be the first of many, but given the sad precedent of Justin Fashanu somehow I doubt it.

1 Comments:

Blogger Chrisco said...

It's news because it is new; that is after all, what the news is/are. :)

11:41 pm  

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