Keyon Dooling Opens Up About His History of Abuse
Keyon Dooling opens up about his years of abuse. the former Celtic’s and Orlando magic star talk the series of event that led to his early retirement from the NBA.
“I was talking about it with my wife and with my pastors and all the people that are in my life, and nobody wanted me to retire. Nobody wanted me to retire,” he said.
Years of repressed emotions came rushing back during this realization. Memories that Dooling had tried to bury were flooding out. “I actually had such a meltdown that I had to get professional help and I ended up in the hospital,” said Dooling.
“It just all came to a head. To be honest with you, I blocked a lot of things out of my life. I’m a man who’s been abused, sexually, emotionally, mentally. I’ve been abused in my life, and there’s so many guys around the NBA who have been abused and I know it because I’ve been their therapist. I didn’t even have the courage because I blocked it out so much that I couldn’t even share that . . .