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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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc8zGCpkh1o[/youtube]

 

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