After declaring his bankruptcy in January, San Jose striker Evander Kane opened up about his financial situation for the first time, and the fact that his financial disaster was announced was a real liberation for him.
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The process is far from over for Ken, who is still facing lawsuits from some of his creditors. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career, scoring 22 goals and 49 points in 55 matches.
Freed from massive weight, Kane can now be on his own without having to shamefully hide his troubles from his friends and colleagues.
“I’ve been very relieved and haven’t felt this well in a long time,” Kane said of his decision to file for bankruptcy, in an exclusive interview with The Athletic published Monday morning.
“Yeah, it’s stressful to face bankruptcy. It’s really stressful but it was a relief because I didn’t have to try to hide it anymore. I didn’t have to pretend. It was a heavy load on my shoulder somehow. I have struggled for years with all of these things. It’s constant pressure. With it. This decision, people think is the beginning of something. Rather, it is the end of this chapter in my life. “
family comes first
Claiming that he looked away from his troubles, Kane believes that his role as a father, who has been cast full-time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is what really made the difference. Now he wants to do things the right way and make the right decisions for the benefit of his family.
Kane becomes a father on July 3
“Giving birth to my daughter was a tremendous moment that changed my life,” he explained. It makes you think about what to do. Not only as a man, but as a father to be able to make the best decisions for your family in the future. “
“For me, I had to take the blow. The knowledge was that I had to make a decision that was best for me and my family, and also wouldn’t be the most satisfying for the public. It took a while, I think, to deal with my situation.”
And about people’s reaction, don’t worry Ken.
“It is funny to me to see how people rush to come to a conclusion about everything they hear. I find him very irresponsible. Without knowing the details, except maybe a few.”