He [Amaechi] writes that the pros play the game for a lot of reasons–money, fame,
groupies, self-esteem–but that very few NBA players love basketball.
"The fan sitting at home … wants us to love the game like he does," he
writes. "If he knew why we really play the game, for the most part, he
might not love the game. He might not even watch it." The average fan,
gay or straight, will probably find that contention more troubling than
a former player’s homosexuality.
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