When it comes to issues involving family, even the strongest people can be brought to their knees. In 2011 when NBA all time great Kobe Bryant’s wife filed for divorce the superstar was hit hard. Quoted as saying he was "deeply depressed", Bryant began to contemplate how his 2 daughters would hold up through the ordeal. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Maybe it’s the solitary nature of being one of a precious few to reach such heights? Whatever it is, depression is a serious issue with potentially painful consequences. Here is a look at 10 athletes who are quite familiar with this formidable foe.