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4:50 pm on 18 November 2022, Friday
Former NBA player Isaac Humphries announced that he is gay.
Humphries revealed in his tell-all interview that hiding his true sexuality took a toll on his mental health.
“A few years ago, I fell into a very dark place, a very lonely place. I couldn’t be who I am and I attempted to take my life,” he said.
“The main reason behind me becoming so low and being in that point is because I was very much struggling with my sexuality and coming to terms the fact that I’m gay," he added.
Humprhries, who played for Kentucky from 2015-2017, became the first openly gay player in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL).
He decided to come out to his Melbourne United teammates.
“I decided that if I join a team, that I’m going to come out publicly and just make sure people know that you can live and you don’t have to hide just because you are an athlete,” he said.
Humphries also played for Adelaide 36ers last season, where he became teammates with Filipino center Kai Sotto.