NBA Star Ryan Anderson — Gia Allemand’s Suicide Will Lead To ‘Something Great’

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NBA player Ryan Anderson fought through tears today as he spoke publicly about his gf Gia Allemand“s suicide … saying her death has given him new purpose in his life.

Anderson — who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans — opened up during the team”s media day, telling reporters that “to be here with my teammates helps a lot.”

As we”ve reported … Gia who was once on “The Bachelor” … committed suicide in August — just a few hours after she had a bitter fight with Anderson.

Anderson choked up today and said his new goal is to do “something great” in Gia”s memory.