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  1. Stephon Marbury says he was suicidal with NBA career, 'Starbury' ...

    Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury said the combination of his struggling basketball career, his failing "Starbury" sneaker company and the death of his father in 2007 led to a downward spiral that resulted in suicidal thoughts in 2009.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2015
  2. Web series explores life of fictional hoops star

    Patrick Dorsey

    Jerome Jenkins was on his way. A son of Los Angeles, he had led UCLA to a Final Four appearance and appeared destined for the NBA Draft's lottery. But a freak injury pushed him to the sidelines, then to depression and drugs and, ultimately, the end o...

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2012
  3. NBA Lockout Depression Video Series: Otis Thorpe

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Most basketball fans remember these things about the 1994 NBA Champion Houston Rockets: Hakeem Olajuwon, the guard rotation of Kenny Smith, Vernon Maxwell, and Sam Cassell, John Starks' 2-18 Game 7, and the O.J. Simpson car chase. Somewhere farther d...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  4. Jerry West and others who share the news of depression help all w...

    Roy S. Johnson

    It's been an especially tragic year in sports, which makes the moves by Jerry West and Pat Summitt to go public with their problems all the more important. Their messages will help.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  5. Hall of Famer Jerry West reveals lifelong depression

    Jerry West says he has battled depression since childhood, when his father would beat the future Hall of Famer, causing low self-esteem that has plagued him despite a successful career as one of the NBA's biggest influences.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2011
  6. In Search of the Most Depressed Fan Base

    Shane Ryan

    Over Labor Day weekend, 10 of the ablest minds at Grantland briefly stopped typing their own names into a Google search bar and devoted themselves to a sad question: Which city's fan base is enduring the roughest stretch in sports right now? Where sh...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  7. Moving the Goal

    Directed by Hannah Storm

    England's Kelly Smith is the best women's player ever produced by the country that invented the game. After a struggle with alcohol abuse and depression, the former Seton Hall star, now 32, is sober and poised to lead her team in the World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2011
  8. Doug Mann's Lakers Stats

    Doug Mann

    Durant's Thunder look more hungry than the defending champion Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2010
  9. Doldrums give way to musical ghosts

    Paul Shirley

    While being reminded of the Sunday doldrums of his youth, Paul Shirley is visited by the Ghosts of Musical Past, Present and Future, who are better known as Spoon, Metric and Hockey.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2009
  10. Delonte West absent from Cleveland Cavaliers for second straight ...

    Delonte West was absent from the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight day on Wednesday while he deals with personal issues. The team confirmed the absence as unexcused.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2009
  11. Basketball as Antidepressant

    Henry Abbott

    For various reasons, a lot of NBA people have been thinking about clinical depression lately, and it seemed appropriate to check in with Stephen Ilardi, Ph.D. who surely has to be the most qualified person anywhere to address the issue. He's a tr...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  12. Cavs' West taking medication, undergoing therapy for mood disorde...

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West says he left the team's training camp earlier this month to seek help for depression and "a mood disorder" he has been battling his entire life.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  13. Kruger rises above unexpected health scare

    Andy Katz

    Lon Kruger didn't expect a visit to the doctor's office to turn into a six-bypass surgery, and he didn't expect to enjoy the kind of success he's having at UNLV, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008
  14. Tim Donaghy Treated for Depression, Anxiety, Gambling Addiction

    Henry Abbott

    Hardly a shocker, given the circumstances. From Tamer El-Ghobashy, Scott Shirfel and Adam Nichols reporting in the New York Daily News: "I was in a unique position to pick the outcome of a game," he said in court. "I received cash payments for succe...

    Blog | August 15, 2007
  15. Baker pleads not guilty to drunken driving in Connecticut

    Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker, whose 14-year career was marred by bouts of depression and alcoholism, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drunken driving.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2007
  16. Baker stopped for driving erratically, failed field sobriety test...

    Vin Baker, whose 14-year NBA career was marred by bouts of depression and alcoholism, was charged early Tuesday with drunken driving after leaving a casino.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2007