With those words, I let my parents know my honest thoughts.
I texted them: "I'm in a critical moment in my basketball career and I don't need any negative words that dampen my determination. Both of you guys understand me more than anyone else, and ever since I started to play basketball, you've been my biggest supporters. That's why I need you to have my back until I make it to the NBA."
My parents called me straight away. Familiar voices from my homeland ... their first words were, "Sorry, son."
I remember my chest tightening when I heard those words.