Former UCLA player Billy Knight found dead

11 July, 2018, 14:36 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • An NCAA logo on the court during the NCAA Tournament

Ex-UCLA star and renowned basketball trainer Billy Knight was found dead in Phoenix on Sunday after posting an apparent video suicide note. cops confirm to TMZ Sports. It was the second death of an ex-Bruin this week. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner was working to determine the cause of death. Phoenix Police responded after Knight was found by Phoenix Fire and pronounced dead.

In the video titled "Billy Knight "I am Sorry Lord", Knight talked to the camera, saying it was his "last message on Earth" and "I can't continue on".

"The fatal news about former UCLA Billy Knight is devastating!"

A Los Angeles native, Knight played for the Bruins from 1997 to 2002, averaging eight points and two rebounds per game. I lied. I cheated. I was a taker. "I isolated myself from my family members". "I isolated myself from my friends, and that's not something you should do". That's not something you should do.


Mental illness is a bad disease and should be treated very seriously.

"Mental illness is serious", he said.

He said he heard voices and didn't know where they came from. "I just asked God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done". Give to others. Give your soul. "I just want to at least help them out by at least putting this on YouTube". I couldn't obey the laws, I couldn't fit into society, so now I'll take my chances. Knight started all 33 games in the 2001-02 campaign, but he never broke into the National Basketball Association, bouncing around the D-League and France and Japan after his college career.

Knight was a basketball operations assistant for the Northern Arizona Suns of the developmental G League in the 2016-17 season.

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