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While speaking with Tres Dean of GQ, the New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson said he was in a dark place while trying to overcome a drawn out foot injury last season:

“It’s been a lot. I can sit here and explain it, but nobody will really be able to feel it the way I did,” he said. “My foot was broken and I couldn’t magically heal it. It hurt, because I love the game of basketball. But because of it, I was experiencing hate and pain from people I don’t know every day, and it started to wear on me.”