Notable gay athletes

JOHN AMAECHI, Basketball A five-year NBA veteran, Amaechi
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JOHN AMAECHI, Basketball
A five-year NBA veteran, Amaechi came out in 2007, four years after retiring. He wrote a memoir, “Man in the Middle,” about his basketball career as a closeted gay man. | (Credit: AP)

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Elena Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA MVP and member of the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team, became the most recent athlete to come out as gay. Here's a look at some of the notable athletes who took a similar step, either during or after their pro careers.

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