Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan, addressed his depression in a tweet in February saying “This depression get the best of me.”
Normally reserved, DeRozan is shocked to see the amount of support he’s been getting since then.
DeRozan hoped up more to the NBA about his struggles and his words spoke to them.
“I understand it’s hard to step up and do a thing like that.” – DeMar DeRozan
“I understand it’s hard to step up and do a thing like that. If I had to be the sacrificial lamb to open up that gate and make everybody else feel comfortable and share their story and help the next person, that’s what it’s all about.” Said DeRozan after other NBA players started coming forward.
Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love came forward about his anxiety, saying he never expected someone like DeRozan (who inspires him) would deal with similar struggles.
Now DeRozan and Love are more than happy to look out for each other when times get tough.