ESPN The Magazine: Free to be himself

Updated: February 13, 2007, 4:02 PM ET
By Dan Le Batard | ESPN The Magazine

Editor's note: This article appears in the February 26 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

I've called John Amaechi a friend for more than five years, and I can tell you he is brilliant, introspective, complicated, brave, eloquent and generous beyond words. I can't imagine anyone I've met in sports being as qualified for anything as he is to be a spokesman for whatever he is passionate about. But I've never heard him the way I recently did, when the news broke that he is gay a few days before ...

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