Saturday, November 19, 2011

John Amaechi has got to be the smartest guy to ever play in the NBA

I remember him as a slightly below average power forward for the Orlando Magic.  But he's most well known for being the first openly gay NBA player, coming out in 2007 a few years after he retired.  I was not aware that he went to Penn State however, until I saw this interview last week.  I had also never heard him speak before.  It's pretty amazing, he sounds more like a Harvard professor than a professional athlete.  It gets REALLY good just after the 3 minute mark.

1 comment:

  1. Well spoken - and oh so true. And, sadly, not limited to Penn State. Thanks for sharing this interview.


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