Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan said Tuesday night he is proud his acknowledgement that he suffers from depression helped Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love open up about his own mental health issues. In an essay published on The Players' Tribune on Tuesday, Love talked about suffering a panic attack during a game this season and how it led to him addressing his mental health. "It made me feel, you know, pretty damn good, honestly," DeRozan said about Love's essay. "So it's cool to be able to help somebody." DeRozan talked with the Toronto Star last week about his bouts with depression, saying they can often become overwhelming. "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 told The Star. "Sometimes ... it gets the best of you, where times everything in the whole world's on top of you." On Tuesday night, DeRozan, 28, said the response to the article has surprised him.
DeMar DeRozan on inspiring Kevin Love: 'Made me feel pretty damn good'
ESPN | Mar 7