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John Wall is opening up about what’s happened in his life including losing family members, injuries, and suicidal thoughts.

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John Wall will be making his return to the NBA court this upcoming season with the Los Angeles Clippers after a buyout with the Houston Rockets. John Wall’s career has faced injury challenges since the 2019 season and last season he didn’t touch the court at all but he was still paid handsomely during that time. His new start with the Clippers is a long time coming and fans of Wall, the Clippers, and the NBA, in general, are excited to see him back on the court again.

John Wall Opens Up About Having Suicidal Thoughts

While social media painted the picture that John Wall was just living leisurely and collecting millions, Wall recently revealed that he was going through tumultuous times. Wall revealed what’s that his personal and professional world took a dark turn on top of the challenges presented by COVID-19.

“Darkest place I’ve ever been in,” Wall said. “At one point in time, I thought about committing suicide,” Wall told Radio BOSS Donal Ware at a Salvation Army in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.

He then listed the reasons why.

“[From] just tearing my Achilles, my mom being sick, my mom passing, my grandma passing a year later. All this in the midst of COVID at the same time. Me going to the chemotherapy and sitting in there. Me seeing my mom take her last breath, wearing the same clothes for three days straight, laying on the couch beside her.”

The NBA player’s mother, Frances Pulley, died in December 2019 at the age of 58 after a bout with breast cancer. His grandmother died one year later.

It’s clear John Wall is stepping into a new season in life and in his career with less darkness and more light. Hopefully, his story will inspire someone else to keep going because it can’t be dark forever.

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