NBA five-time All-Star In the previous five seasons, John Wall appeared in just 113 games while sitting out the full 2019–20 and 2021–22 campaigns.
Late in 2019, his mother passed away from breast cancer, and his grandmother passed away from the pandemic.
At a charity event, the Los Angeles Clippers guard remarked, "Darkest place I’ve ever been in. At one point in time, I thought about committing suicide.”
"My team, the mother of my kids, have been great. My two boys are my motivation,” he said.
Wall sought out a therapist's assistance as well as assistance from family and friends.
Wall signed with the Los Angeles Clippers after agreeing to a buyout with the Houston Rockets during the offseason.
He is anticipated to play a significant role on a Clippers squad that has Paul George, a healthy Kawhi Leonard, and Coach Ty Lue and has championship aspirations.
“We had an opportunity to have a mini-camp a couple of weeks ago in Santa Barbara, and it looked scary,” said Wall. “But I don’t do all the talking. I let the game do the talking when I get between those four lines,” he added.