NBA star John Wall has spent more than ten years in the NBA but the All-Star isn’t happy with the journey amid mental state disturbance. John Wall, a guard for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers guard John Wall revealed that he has thought about suicide recently after going through a number of emotional and physical challenges. Wall had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon in the early months of 2019. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, his mother and grandmother both passed away one year apart.
He had this say in an interview clip posted on Twitter on Monday:
“It’s the darkest place I’ve ever been in. “At one point in time, I thought about committing suicide.”
“I thought about committing suicide. Tearing my Achilles, my mom passing, my grandma dying a year later, in the midst of COVID. Me going to chemotherapy, sitting by my mom taking her last breaths wearing the same clothes for 3 days straight.”
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He further added:
“Looking at all that, I’m like, if I can get through this, I can get through anything in life,” he said. “Everybody goes through something, you know. We all went through tough times. Nobody got it easy, but I don’t think a lot of people could get through what I went through. To me, to be back on top where I want to be and see the fans still want me to play, having the support from my hometown — just support, period — means a lot.”
Wall claimed that he watched as his mother breathed her last during chemotherapy. He finally decided to start counseling. The Washington Wizards selected Wall with the first overall choice in the 2010 NBA Draft. He was an NBA All-Star five times while playing for the team for over ten years of his career.
He broke his Achilles tendon in 2019 and wasn’t able to play for the next year. He didn’t manage to conclude the season with the Wizards and was traded to the Houston Rocket back in 2020.
Due to a knee injury, he did not play significantly with the Rockets. In 2022, he signed a two-year, $13.2 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. According to the NBA, he is currently averaging 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game.