John Amaechi is coming out of the closet

John Amaechi is now the first NBA player to come out publicly.He is scheduled to appear on ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Sunday, and his autobiography “Man in the Middle,” will be released Feb. 14.

Amaechi, 36, who is British, competed for Penn State, then played 301 NBA games over five seasons. The 6-foot-10 center averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in the NBA. He began his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1995-96, then spent a few years playing in Europe. He rejoined the NBA to play for the Orlando Magic from 1999-01, then played two seasons for the Utah Jazz.