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Did Celtics' Player Just Come Out? Agent Says No

Did Celtics' Player Just Come Out? Agent Says No


Boston Celtics guard Von Wafer seemed to have just become the first openly gay NBA player -- and the first professional to come out while on the roster of an American sports team --but his agent says Wafer's Twitter profile was hacked.

A tweet appeared on Wafer's profile around 9 a.m. Pacific time on Monday that reads, "I just wanna be gay, I wanna be honest with y'all...I like mens since I was like 15yo, dont be mad ppl on me cuz I still wanna have friends."

Hours later, the tweet has still not been removed from his account, but Terrance Doyle, Wafer's agent, told The Advocate that his client's Twitter account was likely hacked.

"He was on a flight from Italy when that happened," Doyle said. "He's not gay. That is not accurate at all. I don't really know what the motive behind this was, but it's just not true."

The 26-year-old, a Louisiana native, was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2005. In high school, he played on the McDonald's High School All-American team and went on to play for Florida State University. After the Lakers, Wafer also played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Portland Blazers, Houston Rockets, Greek team Olympiacos Piraeus, and now the Celtics as a free agent. With the NBA lockout over and the season resuming on Christmas Day, Wafer is still listed on the Celtics roster -- although in August, Wafer signed a contract with an Italian team, Vanoli Cremona.

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