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Meech on life in the NBA
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John Amaechi enjoying life in America
Meech showing his skills in front of a packed house
One of Britain's top players, John Amaechi, returned to England after five seasons in the prestigious American NBA.

He made his debut for new club Manchester Magic during the 2003/04 season.

'Meech' was the first English player ever to start a game in the NBA.

He took some time out to share with the Academy his experiences there.



John Amaechi reveals all to the Sport Academy


It was an absolute dream come true.

My last club in the NBA was the Houston Rockets and I began my American adventure in 1995.

As far as basketball is concerned, it is the absolute pinnacle of the sport.

Although I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, I grew up in Manchester, England.

I was the first Briton to play in the NBA.

I used to play rugby but as soon as I tried basketball I knew it was for me and I've gone on to have an incredible time in America.

Click on to the different sections and read my thoughts on what life was like in the NBA.


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Meech intro
Starting out
Coming to America
NBA low down
League of its own
Jazzy in Utah

Meech facts
Born: 26 November, 1970 in Boston, USA
Lives: USA
Nickname: Meech
Former clubs: Cleveland Cavaliers, Panathinaikos, Sheffield Sharks, Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets
England caps: 18
Scored the NBA's first millennium basket

Did you know?
John has a degree in Psychology

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:: NBA

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