Ricky Rubio steps away from basketball to address mental health

Cleveland Cavalier and Spanish national team point guard Ricky Rubio is taking some time away from the game of basketball to address his mental health. The veteran guard , who started playing professional basketball at the age of 15 ,released the following statement via FEB :

“I have decided to stop my professional activity to take care of my mental health. I want to thank all the support I have received from the FEB to understand my decision. Today #Family makes more sense than ever. Thank you. I ask to respect my privacy to be able to face these moments and to be able to give more information when the time is right.”

Mental health is certainly nothing to take lightly and we hope that Rubio is able to make a full and lasting recovery.

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