“People Are Being So Mean”: Dennis Schroder’s Wife Breaks Down After Weeks of Trolling

Published 09/21/2021, 1:42 PM EDT
Mar 31, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) passes the ball as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and forward Khris Middleton (22) defend in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


With the Los Angeles Lakers looking to start fresh, young talent Dennis Schroder was shown the exit doors. However, there were speculations that the guard refused a new deal with the Lakers. As per some trustworthy reports, the 28-year-old was offered over $80 million during last year’s regular season, but declined. There was no shortage of backlash for the same.

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The free agent was then on a search for a new home in the off-season. This is when he caught the eyes of the Boston Celtics, who were in need of a guard to improve their squad depth. The deal has been signed for one year, and is valued at around $5.9 million. With Kemba Walker making an exit from the men in green, Schroder now has the perfect opportunity to showcase his skill set. After all, this was something he didn’t get at LA – extended game time.

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Ellen, wife of Dennis Schroder, upset at hate comments

During his time with the Lakers last year, Schroder averaged 15.4 points in over 60 appearances. More than anything, it was a huge boost for the youngster playing alongside greats like LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Yet, Schroder received a lot of slack for declining the Lakers’ monstrous offer last year. Instead, he opted out, and eventually had to settle for much lesser at Boston.

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The past few weeks have caused a lot of turmoil for Dennis Schroder as well as his family. After multiple days of silence, Schroder’s wife Ellen finally hit back at all the trolls and hate. Taking to social media, she wrote, “The last few weeks have put me, my family and especially my husband through a lot… It was too much stress, too much going on… I was fighting for 7 weeks… Normally I wouldn’t say anything but maybe I’m too emotional right now… Asking myself why people are being so mean to each other or maybe I just still can’t believe that I lost my baby.”

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May 23, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) flies out of bounds as he goes for a loose ball against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It has undoubtedly been a tumultuous couple of weeks for Dennis Schroder. However, there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel. After all, the German has an inherent passion to succeed. In all likelihood, Boston could well be his dream destination!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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