Los Angeles Clippers guard John Wall admits he ‘considered suicide’

‘It was the darkest place I’ve ever been’: Clippers guard John Wall admits he ‘considered suicide’ amid two years from hell as he grappled with dealing with the deaths of his mother and his Grandma opens. Covid and a serious Achilles injury

  • John Wall was injured in a fall at home while recovering from heel surgery
  • After surviving injuries, Wall was not used in 2020 after a mutual decision
  • Wall’s mother, Frances Pulley, died of cancer in December 2019
  • He admits it was the “darkest place” he’s ever been and he contemplated suicide

Los Angeles Clippers security guard John Wall has admitted he contemplated suicide while grappling with the struggles of his past three years.

Wall has been off the pitch for most of the last few seasons as the 31-year-old has struggled with a host of serious injuries.

In a searingly candid interview with The Salvation Army this week, he revealed that combining those fitness struggles with some issues in his personal life led to suicidal thoughts.

“I thought about suicide. Ruptures my Achilles tendon, my mom dies, my grandma dies a year later amid COVID,” Wall said.

“I go to chemotherapy, sit next to my mother and take her last breaths and wear the same clothes for three days.”

The Achilles tendon rupture, to which Wall alludes, was the latest and perhaps the worst in a long line of injuries dating back to the 2017-2018 season.

John Wall says he was in a dark place and contemplated suicide while away from basketball

John Wall says he was in a dark place and contemplated suicide while away from basketball

In late 2017, Wall began dealing with a knee injury that would result in surgery on January 6, 2018. He would be absent for about two months before returning to action at the end of the season.

Less than a year later, in December, Wall suffered a pesky heel injury that would open the proverbial Pandora’s box. Not only did the heel require surgery, but it triggered various other problems.

The following month, Wall suffered a fall at his home that accidentally ruptured his Achilles tendon. To make matters worse, Wall’s initial heel injury was revealed to have contracted an infection following Achilles surgery.

Even after finally getting back on the court with the Houston Rockets, Wall only played a handful of games before suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain. The next season, he and the Rockets would make a joint decision that he not play while the team focused on younger players.

Wall calls a play while putting the ball on court for the Houston Rockets against San Antonio

Wall calls a play while putting the ball on court for the Houston Rockets against San Antonio

Wall now reveals that having a great support system behind him has helped him get through his tough times, especially after his mother’s death.

“My children’s mother was great. My two boys, that’s my motivation for me,” he added. “As I looked at all of this, I thought, ‘If I can get through this, I can get through anything in life.’

Wall is now hoping to get back to the top of his game on the court after signing a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers after a buyout from the Rockets.

Wall said during the interview that the decision to team up with fellow All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George was about “wanting to win.”

“A lot of people say you look good on paper. A lot of people are at an age in our career where we just want to win. It’s not about being the best player, leading the team in scoring or becoming MVP,” Wall said.

“I’m just glad to have the opportunity to play basketball again. I think everything I’ve been through and everything I’ve been through was all part of God’s plan…I’m getting an opportunity to play with two great players and the sky’s the limit man.”

Wall is pictured with Lebron James (far right), Ben Simmons (far left), Tristian Thompson (left), Klutch Sports Founder Rich Paul (center left) and COO Fara Leff (center right).

Wall is pictured with Lebron James (far right), Ben Simmons (far left), Tristian Thompson (left), Klutch Sports Founder Rich Paul (center left) and COO Fara Leff (center right).

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