Robert Covington Rumors

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Robert Covington
Robert Covington
Position: F
Born: 12/14/90
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:209 lbs. / 94.8 kg.
Salary: $11,301,219
Solitude was Robert Covington’s best friend and his worst nightmare. He craved it, and he went to extraordinary lengths to get it. He told his family from Chicago not to visit him last winter, and he questioned why they would want to come to Timberwolves games when he was sidelined because of a right knee bone bruise. He would pretend to be asleep in his bed so his girlfriend would do the same, since she never nodded off first if he was still awake. Eventually, he sent his girlfriend and her son from Minnesota back to her home in Nashville so he could just be alone. “I needed space,” Covington said. “I needed nobody around me.”
Storyline: Mental Health
It’s one Covington said he shared and one that can pervade the machismo of athletics. “I felt like, honestly, seeing a therapist was kind of weak,” Covington said. “But it helps. It helps a whole lot, because it allows you to decompress and restart.” Covington needed the reset. To use his analogy, he was a burning pot boiling over. “Imagine two years worth of stuff that you’ve been holding on to and everything just keeps piling up to the point where the pot just overflows,” Covington said. “You know what happens when a pot overflows? It hits the side of the pan and it hits the fire and the fire just explodes.”
Covington said he feels no hard feelings toward the 76ers and maintains good relationships there, but when asked if he felt betrayed, he said: “In a sense, yes. Just because I asked. It was a big thing because … my girlfriend and the baby were going to move up with me. … So there was a lot of stuff going on and that was on my mind.”
Storyline: Mental Health