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With the recent anti-gay slur spewed by superstar Kobe Bryant towards a referee and past derogatory comments made by former players like Tim Hardaway, it’s no surprise that it took almost 40 years for a Phoenix Suns executive to come out of the closet.

Rick Welts, the President and CEO of the Phoenix Suns, kept his secret ever since he was a ballboy for the Seattle Supersonics. There was a point in time where his partner died of AIDS – and Rick suffered in silence – because he couldn’t reveal his secret because of his professional career.

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