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Channing Frye opens up about personal struggles, importance of Cavs organization in Players Tribune letter

It’s a must read.

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Channing Frye, as many Cavs fans probably know from the Road Trippin’ podcast and his Snapchat, is a light hearted, ofte jovial person.

But Frye has been through a lot in the past year after losing both of his parents within a few months of each other. In a new piece at The Players Tribune, Frye wrote that dealing with the passing of his parents emotionally gutted him.

“Listen, I’m a super happy guy. But some days on the court — to be honest — I just didn’t have it emotionally,” he wrote. “There was nothing in my tank. Many mornings, it was hard enough to get out of bed, not to mention to emotionally invest myself in regular-season NBA games. I felt on the verge of tears a few times on the court — out of the blue, my thoughts would return to my parents, and I’d be overcome with sadness that they weren’t out there watching me anymore.”

Frye, though, talked about how his teammates and the city of Cleveland, the fans, and yes, recording Road Trippin’ allowed him to move forward with his life. He also covers the growth of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, LeBron’s recent dust-up with Tristan Thompson and as he does on Road Trippin’, he openly pines for free stuff.

You can read the full letter here. And please so, because no aggregation can do it justice.