Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan recently revealed his struggles with depression, telling the Toronto Star that “it’s one of them things that no matter how indestructible we look like we are, we’re all human at the end of the day.”
DeRozan’s acknowledgment helped another All-Star player, Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, open up about his own mental health issues in an essay for The Player’s Tribune.
“Without a guy like DeMar DeRozan coming out and speaking about mental health, I probably wouldn’t have pressed ‘send'” Love said, via ESPN.
On Tuesday night, DeRozan told reporters that it made him “feel pretty damn good” to inspire Love:
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 7, 2018
This last week has been probably one of the most incredible things that me personally have witnessed, period…It made me feel, you know, pretty damn good, honestly. So it’s cool to be able to help somebody