The vulnerabilities that John Wall has shown over the years are commendable.
The Clippers guard has revealed to the world in a rather mundane way that he had contemplated suicide at one point in recent years. According to Wall’s recent struggle reports, he battled injuries, was traded, lost his mother, and nearly lost his limbs in the process. of player’s tribunein which he explained exactly why his brain had taken him into the deep, dark abyss.
In short, he felt like he had nothing. no one was there for him. Even the thought of his children losing his father wasn’t enough to convince him that he needed to stay.
“One thing I always clung to during my darkest times was the thought of my sons. The thought held me back for many difficult nights, but honestly the thought of becoming a father wasn’t enough to get me any help. It’s a way, that devil on your shoulder is whispering to you.
it hurts to read. It would be painful to read if it was anyone, but especially painful to read this from John Wall.
For so many Wizards fans, Wall was more than just a basketball player. he was a hero he was an idol pillar of the community. He lifted the Wizards out of the basketball basement and made them relevant on both shoulders.
He gave a lot to the team, the franchise and the city. There were so many moments. Game 6. Miya his game. Raptors sweep.
There were also many turkey drives and backpack giveaways he put together for the community. He paid people’s rent during the pandemic while he was on the go. yeah it hurts
Thankfully he’s still here. And it’s all thanks to six words, he said. I need some f***ing help!
That’s the message he sent to his friend, who got the help he needed. And at some point, we were all there. It may not be that dire, but we were there.
Pride is hard to swallow. Vulnerability is hard. But even for the strongest and most down-to-earth among us, it’s essential to be open and honest when you need help. We all fall sometimes and can’t get up. But as Wall tells us in this article, if you can reach out to someone to help you, it can literally save your life.
I am grateful that he has done so, and I am grateful that he is finding the peace he needs through all the loss he has endured.He is in a much better place. Sounds like it, but that’s the most important thing.
Work is not complete. Almost not done. The way back is not easy. But with help, he’ll get there. And we will support him every step of the way.