An emotional Ryan Anderson says being with the New Orleans Pelicans helps him cope with the grief he's been dealing with since his girlfriend, reality TV actress Gia Allemand, committed suicide.
Anderson says every day is "a challenge" and "a roller coaster."
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He credits his religious faith, family and the chance to resume a professional routine with helping him move forward and work toward doing something in Allemand's honor that will help many others.
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The Pelicans hold their first practice of training camp on Tuesday, and Anderson took a few tearful moments Monday to meet with reporters.
Anderson says he's not yet ready to go into detail about a foundation he'll help start in Allemand's memory, but pledges it will help many people realize that "they're not alone."
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