Basketball star Kevin Love opens up about panic attacks

08 March, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Earnest Huff
  • Kevin Love felt a pain in his stomach and shortness of breath before he realized he was having a panic attack. The 29-year-old five-time All Star had never experienced such an episode

Love, 29, the star forward for the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers, suffered the panic attack in the third quarter of the November 5 game against the Atlanta Hawks and led to a stay in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.com wrote.

Kevin Love first became aware that he was struggling with something just this year, right after halftime in a game against the Hawks on November 5th. Love, 29, said that was part of his inspiration to open up about his own mental health.

Suddenly, all the things that drew me to the school triggered a feeling I'd never experienced. That's why I didn't realize until after I finished reading Love's Players' Tribune piece that tears were streaming down my face.

"I was having trouble catching my breath", wrote Love. Really I was just hoping my heart would stop racing.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love has opened up about his panic attack this season and his struggles with mental health.

"Everyone is going through something that we can't see", he said. I knew that much.

Call it a stigma or call it fear or insecurity - you can call it a number of things - but what I was anxious about wasn't just my own inner struggles but how hard it was to talk about them.

Iran Says No Missile Talks Unless West Destroys Nukes
Ahead of his visit, Le Drian said Iran should address "concerns" over its ballistic missile program or risk new sanctions. Le Drian also met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif .

Not only did Love have a good reason for the events that led to the team meeting but he has one that allows the team to rally around him and further his standing as a team leader. 'Now, at my age, I understand how many people go through it. "I want to share some of my thoughts about my panic attack and what's happened since".

"For 29 years, I thought about mental health as someone else's problem", Love wrote.

Look, I don't want to speak above my non-existent qualifications here, but I know this.

"I was running from room to room, like I was looking for something I couldn't find", Love said. I think he could sense something was wrong. I flourished in spite of my anxiety, had a blast, made the girl that was by my side from the first attack my wife and somehow turned my passion for basketball into my career.

On the other hand, not everyone is completely understanding of mental-health issues - especially in professional sports, which Love examines in his article.

Love's expose detailed everything from symptoms, a need for closure after unexpectedly losing his grandmother and the shame he battled after the panic attack. I remember when I was two or three years into the league, a friend asked me why National Basketball Association players didn't see therapists. But I didn't share - not to my family, not to my best friends, not in public.

Recommended:



Popular

Washington Becomes First State to Approve Its Own Net-Neutrality Rules
In a bipartisan effort, the state's legislators passed House Bill 2282 . which was signed into law Monday by Gov. Consumer advocates, joined by major technology companies, are challenging the legality of the FCC's action.

Geneva Motor Show: Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept
Now, we're seeing the company's vision of a more rugged sister to the Mission E - the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept. The lithium-ion batteries can be charged for a range of around 250 miles in just over 15 minutes according to Porsche.

Oakland Raiders release Aldon Smith as police issue warrant for linebacker's arrest
On Saturday, the day the domestic violence incident allegedly occurred, Smith is said to have drank two bottles of tequila. In August 2015, he was arrested for an alleged hit-and-run, prompting his release from the San Francisco 49ers.

Volkswagen ID Vizzion - flagship to arrive by 2022
The "virtual host" acts as a concierge and allows the riders to communicate their wants through voice commands and gestures. German automaker Volkswagen has unveiled its new electric-powered I.D Vizzion concept at the 2018 Geneva motor show .

Neymar leaves hospital after surgery
However, they are 3-1 down going into the second leg of their Champions League, last 16 tie at home to Real Madrid on Tuesday. The world's most expensive footballer was operated on in Belo Horizonte by the Brazil national team doctor.

Trump links tariffs to 'fair' NAFTA deal
Nor have past protectionist measures saved the steel industry, as Trump says his tariffs would. The three countries are now in negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Merkel to start work on trade, Syria, China
Merkel is due to be re-elected by parliament as chancellor on March 14, said Volker Kauder, parliamentary chief of her CDU party. Party leaders say they expect a "yes" vote to the coalition deal they hammered out with Merkel and her allies.

Many British homes left without water as snow thaw bursts pipes
Leak detection teams remain out in force across London to find further leaks and get them repaired as quickly as possible . A statement said: "I am very sorry for the inconvenience and will let families know as soon I know more".

Donald Trump suggests death penalty for opioid dealers
Trump , I'm asking for your help in claiming these lost souls before drugs take them from this Earth, '" she added. Opioid-related overdoses killed 42,000 people in 2016 alone.

China Ready To Hit Back At US
Last year, China's military budget rose 7.1 percent to 1.044 trillion yuan ($160 billion), the slowest pace since at least 1991. He added that the country's stance is defensive in nature and will not pose any threat to others.