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Adam Silver Says A Lot Of NBA Players Are Generally Unhappy

Adam Silver Says A Lot Of NBA Players Are Generally Unhappy
Published On: Tue, Mar 05
Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Ante Zizic greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twenty-three overall pick to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league.

As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringera€™s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts with are a€œgenerally unhappy.a€

a€œWhen I meet with them, what surprises me is that theya€™re truly unhappy,a€ Silver said,A via Boston.coma€™s Nicole Yang. a€œA lot of these young men are generally unhappy.a€

Silver also refuted claims that most star players in the league plot to play together, pointing to a great deal of jealousy among the players.

a€œI think ita€™s less calculated than a lot of people think,a€ he said. a€œThe reality is that most dona€™t want to play together. Therea€™s enormous jealousy amongst our players.a€

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