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NBA'er Greivis Vasquez

Ryan Anderson's Struggling

With Gia Allemand's Death

8/17/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NBA star Ryan Anderson is going through HELL right now following the suicide of GF Gia Allemand ... so says his ex-teammate Greivis Vasquez, telling our camera guy, Ryan needs his team more than ever right now.

The Sacramento Kings star knows Ryan from their days on the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) -- and knew Gia very well from the 2 years she and Ryan dated. Of her death he says, "It's really tough. There are no words."

Vasquez says the toll it's taking on Ryan (who found her body) is painful to see. He explains, "It's just hard. I know he's feeling guilty." Adding, "We gotta support him. We gotta be there for him." He goes on.

As for how it might affect Ryan's NBA performance, Greivis remains optimistic.

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1.

WD    

Ohhhh his girlfriend commits suicide and the fact that hes struggling with it is news?

Wow

Anything for a headline.

409 days ago
2.

dierdre    

I just don't believe this guy is taking her death that bad...Sorry to sound so cruel, but If anyone listens to the "911" tape, he was too calm. Anyone who loves another person, should be acting nervous at least, or show some kind of emotion. He showed absolute NOTHING.....Besides, If it's true, why did this girl commit suicide? It supposedly was because of HIM>>>>>PERIOD....

409 days ago
3.

Gayle Lecus    

I hope he will use this experience to help others dealing with bullying. Its a shame that this woman passed away --social media sometimes make people at their worse.

408 days ago
4.

Selfie    

You can't rationalize and logically explain why and how a person goes that much off the deep end. Obv, it was a desperate action from someone going through a nervous breakdown. I doubt, with all that is said about her, she planned it, he told her he didn't love her, she went off of the deepend. Plus, it's a human interest media story that both have been in the media before. Everyone wants answers to why? .. Well, sometimes there are no answers,. Sometimes a person just can't take the chaos anymore..suicide is just a fact of life.

406 days ago
5.

ravenfan    

Until we walk a mile in another persons shoe's we have no right to make assumptions, show hatred ,mock,insult or defame one's character. We need to educate ourselves and learn from such tragedies. You never know, it just may be you or a loved one who is in this same situation. The only one who has that right for final judgement is the one above.

406 days ago

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