Ex-UCLA basketball star Billy Knight found dead after apparent suicide

Mail Online | 3/17/2002 | Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
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Former UCLA star and acclaimed basketball trainer Billy Knight was found dead early Sunday in Phoenix shortly after he shared a heartbreaking YouTube video detailing his longtime struggle with depression and poor choices.

The 39-year-old was found by fire officials along a Phoenix roadway at approximately 2.45am, local police confirmed in a statement.

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While the official cause of death has yet to be determined by a medical examiner, the sports trainer, dubbed The Shot Master 3 on his Facebook page, spoke in the tearful video about ending his own life.

Knight said in the video titled 'Billy Knight "I am Sorry Lord"': 'I just feel like I didn't belong here on Earth... so my time is up.'

Trainer - Regrets - Sin - Lying - Ones

The athletic trainer opened up about having regrets and living what he described to be 'life of sin' that involved lying, cheating and stealing - even to the ones he loved most.

'I wasn't honest with a lot of people... even my mom, my brother and my family members. I isolated myself from my family members, I isolated myself from my friends. That's not something you should do,' he said.

'I - Taker - Life - Life - Game

'I was a taker... and that's why my life ended up where it is now. Life is not a game. You can't play around with life. It's serious.'

Knight said, while speaking about his personal battles, that he hopes the honest video would help others seek the help that he never did.

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'What I want to say... I just want to help somebody out there who's feeling like me. Maybe an ex-athlete, maybe someone who is changing jobs. I just want to at least try...
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