JR Smith opened up because of “very frustrated” while leaving the NBA
Newly signed Lakers guard JR Smith suffered mental injury due to court time.
Since the unrest in Cleveland in November 2018, Smith has made some first public comments. Smith said he felt “very frustrated” without working for a year and a half.
“I have experienced a state of depression for a long time,” Smith told reporters on Monday. “It lasted a few months, and I just didn’t. I’m a large video game player, and I don’t even play 2K anymore.
“I don’t want to hoop, I don’t want to exercise, I don’t want to play 2K, I don’t want to do anything on basketball.”
Smith added that he would not take the Lakers’ opportunity for granted.
“I left for a while because I became a person who was in the league most of my adult life. When this feeling is taken away by you, it will bring you a cultural shock, and you obviously don’t understand what you have lost, Until it disappears.” He said.
“So, for me, what I want to enjoy most is its time, whether next year or never again, I just want to enjoy every possible moment I get.”
Many people wonder how Smith will get along with LeBron James of Los Angeles after the infamous mistake in Game 1 of the 2018 Finals, which cost the Cavaliers this game and wasted LeBron’s unprecedented 51 Score performance.
But Smith said it was those adversity moments that strengthened his connection with James.
Smith said: “In the first place, I know Bron will be angry, some people don’t know how to deal with it.” “So, it brought a gap in understanding, and this is still related to winning.”
“Sometimes this happens in the wrong way,” Smith said of James. “And, you need to be that player’s bridge in order to be able to go to the next player and become like’listening to men, it’s nothing personal, [don’t get caught up in] Who is right and who is wrong. ’
“I think this is a good balance between me and him, because he knows he can challenge anyone else, and I will challenge him, and vice versa.”
Smith and the Lakers will return to the court when facing the Clippers on July 30.
This post is written by Nick Jungfer