Former NBA Star John Wall Almost Killed Himself Twice

Former NBA star John Wall recently admitted that he almost killed himself twice. 

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Wall has undergone multiple surgeries. He also lost his mom. 

The Washington Wizards drafted Wall with the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Kentucky. During his prime, Wall was one of the top players in the league. He made five All-Star teams, one All-NBA team and one All-Defensive team with the Wizards. 

However, injuries derailed Wall’s career. The North Carolina native missed the entire 2019-20 season after only playing in 32 games in 2018-19. The Wizards traded Wall to the Houston Rockets in December 2020. 

Wall finished his Wizards career with averages of 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocks. He’s one of the best players in franchise history. 

In 2020-21, Wall played 40 games for the Rockets. He averaged 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks. 

Wall sat out the entire 2021-22 season despite being healthy. The Rockets were in rebuild mode, so Wall and the franchise reached a mutual decision for him not to play.

In the summer of 2022, the Rockets waived Wall, who signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. Wall appeared in 34 games with the Clippers last season. He averaged 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks. 

The Clippers traded Wall back to the Rockets in February 2023. Houston waived Wall, who wasn’t picked up by another team. 

One of the fastest players in NBA history during his prime, Wall holds career averages of 18.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocks with the Wizards, Rockets and Clippers. He’s eighth all-time in assists per game. 

It’s great to see Wall doing much better these days. The 33-year-old sees a therapist to keep his mental health routinely strong. 

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