John Amaechi

Sport (Years Played): Basketball (1995-2004)
John Amaechi may not be remembered for his contributions on the court, but what he did off of it will define his legacy. In February 2007, after retiring from the NBA, Amaechi came out and told the world that he was gay. While receiving a fair share of support and criticism, he effectively paved the way for any other athletes that feared the repercussions for their sexual orientation and it was all because of one brave former player. That being said, FOH Kris Humphries.