Black Histroy: John Amaechi
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John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi, OBE (//; born November 26, 1970) is an English retired basketball player who currently works as an educator and broadcaster in Europe and the United States.
In February 2007, after his retirement from the NBA, Amaechi became the first former NBA player to come out publicly after doing so in his memoir Man in the Middle. Since then he has been regarded as "one of the world's most high-profile gay athletes".