LeBron James is considered to be one of the faces of the NBA, and there's no doubt that he is viewed as a player who continuously uplifts his NBA brothers. His leadership on his teams and within the league has been outstanding.
Recently, point guard John Wall revealed that at one point over the course of the last few years, he "thought about committing suicide". He revealed that he was dealing with a lot of family members passing away, as well as other circumstances that were overall negative.
“Darkest place I've ever been in. At one point, I thought about committing suicide. 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 chemotherapy, sitting by my mom taking her last breaths wearing the same clothes for 3 days straight... All those sacrifices... my team, the mother of my kids have been great. My two boys is my motivation... Looking at all this I'm like: "If I can get through this, I can get through anything in life."
I don't like to brag about it, because everybody goes through something. We all go through tough times, nobody got it easy. But I don't think a lot of people can get through what I went through. To me to be back on top where I want to be, see the fans still want me to play... means a lot.
LeBron James sent a message of support for John Wall amidst the point guard's revelation about his prior suicidal thoughts, suggesting that he "always" has Wall's back. LeBron James added that he's "proud" of Wall.
It is good to see LeBron James speak out in support of John Wall. Mental health is extremely important, and everyone struggles with it from time to time, even athletes. John Wall had the courage to speak out and share his previous issues, and the response from LeBron James is warm-hearted and full of love.
LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers and John Wall's Los Angeles Clippers are obviously cross-town rivals. However, some things are simply more important than basketball, and this is one of them. What is important is that John Wall is now in a better state of mind. Hopefully, we see John Wall thrive for the Los Angeles Clippers next season, and he seems poised for a bounce-back season after a few years of struggling.