From Mental Health To Guns, NBA Players Make Voices Heard In Trump Era

Featured on The Washington Post. Author: Kyle Swenson

Seven words sparked an uncomfortable — and unexpected — conversation.

In late February, DeMar DeRozan, the Toronto Raptors basketball superstar, tweeted: “This depression get the best of me.” The 28-year-old shooting guard later told the Toronto Star that despite on-court success and millions in the bank, even NBA all-stars get the blues.

“It’s one of them things that no matter how indestructible we look like we are, we’re all human at the end of the day,” he told the news outlet. “Sometimes … it gets the best of you, where times everything in the whole world’s on top of you.”


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