Larry Sanders has had a rough couple years.
He didn’t see eye-to-eye with his coach, got in a bar fight, argued with a teammate, suffered a season-ending injury, got suspended for marijuana, got suspended for pushing an opponent, left the Bucks for personal reasons and got suspended again for drugs.
Now, he’s opening up.
Larry Sanders, as told to The Players Tribune:
I actually entered into Rogers Memorial Hospital, and it was a program for anxiety and depression and mood disorders. It taught me a lot about myself. They taught me a lot about what’s important, where I would want to devote my time and energy.
I love basketball. I’ll always be playing basketball. But for it to be consuming so much of my time right now, it’s not there for me. It’s not that worth it.
If I get to a point where I feel I’m capable of playing basketball again, I will.
Cannabis came later on in my life. It was, for me, used medically for some of the symptoms I was having due to a lot of stress and pressure I was under.
I’m excited about devoting my energy to these positive, positive things and people and making a difference in this unseen world.
Best of luck to Sanders on what will surely be a challenging journey.