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Grateful Amaechi to lead gay pride parade in Salt Lake City

Updated: May 31, 2007, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- John Amaechi still has fond memories of Salt Lake City despite his struggles on the basketball court.

The first former NBA player to acknowledge he is gay said his affection for the community balanced out his scant playing time and clashes with his coach. In memoirs published in February, he called Salt Lake City "the hippest, gayest place east of San Francisco."

Amaechi returns to celebrate that by serving as the grand marshal for this weekend's Utah Pride ...

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