DeMar DeRozan tweeted that “this depression get the best of me” during NBA All-Star Weekend, and says being an NBA superstar doesn’t preclude him from mental health struggles.
This depression get the best of me…
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) February 17, 2018
DeRozan says “we’re all human at the end of the day,” and that he at times feels like he’s carrying the weight of the world.
The 28-year-old All-Star’s cryptic message was a glimpse into a dark period in his life.
Another, very important, layer to the man that is DeMar DeRozanhttps://t.co/I0ZDmLhhSl
— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) February 26, 2018
Per the Toronto Star:
“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,” the 28-year-old Raptors all-star said. “We all got feelings . . . all of that. Sometimes . . . it gets the best of you, where times everything in the whole world’s on top of you.”
It was a hard time. DeRozan was letting everyone know.
“I always have various nights,” he said in a wide-ranging and wildly open glimpse into his private life. “I’ve always been like that since I was young, but I think that’s where my demeanour comes from.
“I’m so quiet, if you don’t know me. I stay standoffish in a sense, in my own personal space, to be able to cope with whatever it is you’ve got to cope with.”