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						John Amaechi

John Amaechi

Date of Birth November 26, 1970
Age 51 years, 0 months, 25 days
Place of Birth Boston
Country United States
Profession Basketball Player
Horoscope Sagittarius

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John Amaechi Biography

John Amaechi is a famous Basketball Player, who was born on November 26, 1970 in United States. Longtime English NBA power forward and one of first NBA players to publicly declare his homosexuality. According to Astrologers, John Amaechi's zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi, OBE (/ə ˈ m eɪ tʃ i / ; born 26 November 1970) is an English psychologist, consultant and former professional basketball player.

He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.

The 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), 270 pounds (120 kg) center was undrafted and then signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1995. He became the first undrafted player to start in his first NBA game as the Cavaliers’ starting center, Michael Cage, did not play in the season opener due to injury. Amaechi played 28 games for the Cavaliers during the 1995–96 season, then played for two years in Europe – for Cholet and Limoges in France, for Virtus Bologna in Italy, Panathinaikos in Greece and Sheffield Sharks in the United Kingdom. In September 1996, he won the FIBA Intercontinental Cup with Panathinaikos, being the highest scorer (alongside Fragiskos Alvertis) in the team with 59 points in three games of the tournament. In the 1997–98 season he played with Virtus Bologna but left mid-season.

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He returned to the NBA, signing with the Orlando Magic in 1999. In the 1999–2000 season he averaged 10.5 points in 21.1 minutes per game. Amaechi was known for turning down a $17 million contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000, opting to remain in Orlando for $600,000 per year. Amaechi went on to play for the Utah Jazz from 2001 to 2003.

John Amaechi Net Worth

John Amaechi is one of the richest Basketball Player & listed on most popular Basketball Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, John Amaechi net worth is approximately $4 Million.

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Net Worth $4 Million
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Source of Income Basketball Player
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He moved from England to play high school basketball for St. John’s Jesuit High School in Ohio.

He returned to the NBA, signing with the Orlando Magic in 1999. In the 1999–2000 season he averaged 10.5 points in 21.1 minutes per game. Amaechi was known for turning down a $17 million contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000, opting to remain in Orlando for $600,000 per year. Amaechi went on to play for the Utah Jazz from 2001 to 2003.

In a radio interview, Amaechi said that he was returning to school to get a PhD in psychology. “I want to do something more meaningful in my life,” he said. Amaechi also explained why he played for Orlando in 2000 for much less than the $17 million offered to him by the Lakers; his answer was that Orlando had hired him in 1999 when no other team would. “There are many people who are asked what their word is worth, and when people ask me that I can say, ‘At least $17 million.'”

John Amaechi Height

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He began working as a sports broadcaster and psychology lecturer after retirement.

In a 2002 interview with Scotland on Sunday, Amaechi had previously spoken about gays in the NBA: “If you look at our league, minorities aren’t very well represented. There’s hardly any Hispanic players, no Asian-Americans, so that there’s no openly gay players is no real surprise. It would be like an alien dropping down from space. There’d be fear, then panic: they just wouldn’t know how to handle it.”

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In May 2007, a few months after coming out, Amaechi said he had “underestimated America”, adding that he had expected the “wrath of a nation” but it never materialised. He made these statements despite having been the subject of death threats a few months earlier.

Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Basketball Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. John Amaechi celebrates birthday on November 26 of every year.

Amaechi was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by Manchester Metropolitan University on 19 July 2007 in recognition of his achievements not only as an athlete and broadcaster, but also for his charitable work with the National Literacy Trust, the NSPCC and the establishment of the ABC Foundation to encourage children to become involved in sport and their community.

In February 2007, Amaechi spoke about his sexuality on ESPN’s Outside the Lines program. He also released a book, Man in the Middle, published by ESPN Books, which discusses his career and life as a closeted professional athlete. Amaechi is the first NBA player to speak publicly about being gay.

In February 2007, he 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”.

In 2008, John Amaechi made several appearances on Shirts & Skins, a reality series on LOGO Television. Amaechi acted as team “mentor” and “psychologist” to the San Francisco Rockdogs, a gay basketball team, and shared his experiences on basketball, life, and coming out. In 2010, Amaechi made public that he had been denied entry to a gay bar in Manchester, allegedly because the doorman felt he was “big, black and could be trouble”. He said he was considering legal action.

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