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Nuggets’ Nick Young posts then deletes cryptic tweet pertaining to ‘mental issues’

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Denver Nuggets guards Nick Young is known for being a goofball, and sometimes it comes at his own detriment. His self-given nickname of “Swaggy P,” which soon evolved into “Uncle P,” just goes to show how much of a happy-go-lucky person Young is.

However, Thursday, Young posted a cryptic tweet online stating “mental issues.” He soon deleted it after he posted it:

Nick Young

Mental health is a very important issue for everybody, and some high-profile NBA players have come out admitting they have suffered through mental issues. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love came out in a whole essay via The Players’ Tribune discussing his struggles with depression.

“Everyone is Going Through Something” by Love was a heartfelt, honest piece that fans don’t get to see from athletes much. Professional athletes are often put on a pedestal of perfection.

Love said in his piece:

What are my problems? I’m healthy. I play basketball for a living. What do I have to worry about?I’d never heard of any pro athlete talking about mental health, and I didn’t want to be the only one. I didn’t want to look weak. Honestly, I just didn’t think I needed it. It’s like the playbook said — figure it out on your own, like everyone else around me always had.”

Athletes aren’t above pain and mental struggle. Even San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan admitted to having depression last season. Mental health is just as important as physical health.

Young has never spoken publicly about any mental issues he might have. He might be referring to something else entirely. But for his sake and for those reading this, take care of yourself. There’s always someone who will help and talk with you through your struggles.

Nick Young has played three games this season with the Denver Nuggets, as he was just signed to a contract this month.