I suppose outing isn’t quite the word. It’s more like a coming out of the closet street date violation. But starting with The Big Lead yesterday, followed (naturally) by Deadspin, word is former Utah/Orlando C-F John Amaechi will discuss his life as a gay man in the NBA with the forthcoming “Man In The Middle”.

I’ve seen no excerpts from the tome, but given that Amaechi made the NBA’s 1999-2000 All-Interview First Team, it should be a doozy.

With rumors flying over the weekend about a baller of some modest repute confirming his homosexuality, The Feed’s Josh Alper admits he figured wrong.

My first guess was Christian Laettner. There were always rumors about him and whatnot.

On a completely unrelated note, I’d like to send my most sincere congratulations to Mike and Alicia Piazza on the birth of their first child. I was pretty skeptical about their decision to hire Eddie Trunk as a midwife, but apparently, all’s well that ends well.