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Arnovitz: Thoughts On Rick Welts

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If you enjoyed Dave's thoughtful essay on Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts yesterday, might I suggest reading this piece by Kevin Arnovitz. -------------------- I remember when I first came out to an NBA player because it was one of the single most terrifying moments of my professional life. I was pretty certain this player was tolerant and wouldn't be at all taken aback -- and I guessed right. Since then I've come out to a carefully selected list of players, coaches and executives, entirely without incident. The assumption of risk is unavoidable in any of these instances because you never know how the person on the other end of the conversation might react. The upside, though, is enormous. There's the possibility that, with each incremental gain, the environment gets a little friendlier, that some teenager with a killer crossover, or a nose for coaching, or serious stylings on the keyboard or the nerve to be a player agent might get to pursue his passion without having to lie about who he is. -------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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