John Amaechi Takes On Kobe Bryant

April 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

One of the big sports stories of the week has been NBA star Kobe Bryant being caught on camera uttering a gay slur at a referee. Of the many opinions offered in the story’s wake, arguably none are as well-informed as that of John Amaechi ’94, the former Penn State hoop star who remains the only former NBA player to come out as gay. Amaechi, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and other social issues, addressed the issue today in an essay on the New York Times website.

Based on Kobe’s words today in a radio interview, it sounds like the Laker superstar might’ve been paying attention.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

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