WATCH: Larry Sanders Talks About Why He Left The NBA

Former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. (Getty)

Former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. (Getty)

Former Milwaukee Bucks Larry Sanders said he has received treatment for anxiety and depression and those are the reasons he has left the NBA.

Sanders was waived by the team Saturday night, sought treatment for his problems.

In The Players’ Tribune he wrote:

I know I disappeared for a while, people wondering where I was. I actually entered into Rogers Memorial Hospital, and it was a program for anxiety and depression, mood disorders.

Sanders was suspended for 5 games last April for testing positive for marijuana, which he said he began using to treat his anxiety.


Larry Sanders – Why I Walked Away From the NBA: Players' POVLarry Sanders on why he's turning down a career in the NBA. Introducing The Players’ Tribune, a new media platform that will present the voices of professional athletes, bringing fans closer to the games they love than ever before. Founded by Derek Jeter, The Players’ Tribune aims to provide unique insight into the daily sports…2015-02-25T14:08:02.000Z

The 26-year-old Sanders was drafted by the Bucks with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 draft out of VCU. He has averaged 6.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his career.



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