LOS ANGELES — John Wall claims he pondered suicide during a period in the previous three years when he was struggling with a ruptured Achilles tendon and the loss of family members during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Wall has only played in 40 games in the previous three years injury problems, COVID-19, and his old team, the Houston Rockets, refused to play him before joining the Clippers.
Frances Pulley, Wall's mother, died in December 2019 at the age of 58 following a battle with breast cancer. His grandma passed away thereafter. At the same time, Wall was recovering from an Achilles injury.
"We're all going through things, nobody's had it easy," Wall added. "I don't believe a lot of people could go through what I went through."
Wall stated "This key moment means a lot to me because it allows me to go back to where I want to be while also showing the fans that they still want me to play. I went in search of a therapist."
Wall stated he has a huge support system that includes his team and his two children's mother. His sons also inspire him.
Wall expressed gratitude for the opportunity to play basketball again.