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John Amaechi

Athletes Coming Out?

'Don't Hold Your Breath'

7/29/2012 5:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0729_amaechi_video_tmzFormer NBA star John Amaechi came out of the closet after his playing career was over, but with the recent announcements by celebs in other fields ... Amaechi doesn't feel we'll see an active athlete come out any time soon. 

Amaechi, who is in London covering the Olympics for the BBC, told the world he was gay three years after he retired ... in his autobiography.

With the recent announcements by Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean, we asked him if any pro atheletes would come out DURING their careers. Amaechi told us, "I definitely don't think you should hold your breath at this point."

So we ask ...

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R34    

I completely agree that your sexual preference should be nobody else's business but your own. However, it's made into such a big thing because there are so many bigoted and hateful people in the world still. If it was accepted as just another way people are then you would not hear about it.

It's very sad that even to this day people want to judge others based solely on the fact that it is an abomination according to a certain fictional book.

The "it's disgusting that's why it's not normal" argument is complete garbage also. I think it's disgusting, but that doesn't mean I think it's unnatural.

825 days ago
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dee123    

It could happen at the Olympics. I just highly doubt they would be American.

825 days ago
18.

John    

Why is there never a "Who cares" options on these polls?

824 days ago
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crs    

what are straight men doing on a gossip website to being with?

824 days ago
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LDB    

Ni**a you gay

824 days ago
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