NBA players are accustomed to screaming fans, traveling around the country and huge salaries. Unfortunately, during the NBA lockout most players are running out of money and are not playing basketball. A few NBA players are playing basketball in other countries during the lockout. This could be a sad time for NBA players who are not working and did not save their money. The NBA lockout could cause some players to become depressed. Some reporters indicated, the NBA lockout could have been the reason Kim Kardashian filed for divorce. If NBA players have been sad for more than 2 weeks, chances are they could be depressed. Remember, it is not a sign of weakness if men get treated for depression.
NBA players should seek help if they’ve been sad for more than 2 weeks.
NBA New York Knicks guard Andy Rautins is living with his parents during the NBA lockout.
With 85 percent of college graduates immediately moving back in with their parents following their time spent away in academia, it makes sense for 25-year-old Andy Rautins, currently without a paying job, to slum for a bit in his old bedroom according to Yahoo Sports Kelly Dwyer..
What isn’t so typical is that Rautins had a job in his first year out of college. The Syracuse grad worked for the New York Knicks to the backup guard during his 2010-11 rookie year, playing in five games and learning the ropes. And because the NBA has locked out its players and Rautins is already out a month’s paycheck, he’s moved back in with his parents, hoping to re-remember where mom wants him to put the colander after it’s dried.
The Knicks guard has stayed in his parents’ home outside of Syracuse during the lockout, sleeping in his childhood bedroom.
“It’s nice to get some home cooked meals up here,” Rautins, a former Syracuse star, said in a phone interview. “It’s nice because it’s a rare opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Normally, you’d been in a busy season by this time. But I’ve been trying to see the positives in [staying home] and there’s a bunch so far. It’s saving me a lot of money right now and I think that’s a big concern for a lot of players.”
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