Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight, 39, dead


After seeing the video, some of Knights former teammates and others attempted to reach out to him, according to CalHi Sports. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner was working to determine the cause of death. "I just ask God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done".

Knight's body was found at 2:45 a.m. on a local roadway where he was pronounced dead by the Phoenix Fire Department.

He begins by saying "This is probably my last message on Earth".

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight was found dead early Sunday morning on a Phoenix road, police in Arizona confirmed (via the Los Angeles Daily News).

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'I wasn't honest with a lot of people. even my mom, my brother and my family members. Basketball coach Dinos Trigonis said on Twitter that he knew the Knight family for more than 20 years.

Knight played for UCLA from 1998-2002 and went on to have stints as a professional player in France and Japan.

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

Fellow Bruins basketball alum Tyler Honeycutt died over the weekend. "I just want to at least help them out by at least putting this on YouTube". Unfortunately, Knight couldn't get the help he needed in time, and UCLA fans have to say goodbye to another athlete far too early.

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Knight released a video explaining his reasons behind his decision.

Knight cited his religion, saying "I am sorry, Lord", and acknowledged that he could end up in heaven, hell or somewhere in between. Following his playing career, he would become a basketball operations assistant for the G-League's Northern Arizona Suns, an affiliate of the Phoenix Suns, from 2016-2017.

TMZ is reporting that ex-UCLA star Billy Knight apparently committed suicide on Sunday, July 9.

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