Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love opened up Tuesday about a panic attack he suffered during a game earlier this season and the importance of talking about mental health in sports.
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In a first-person essay for The Players’ Tribune, Love wrote that he left a game against the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 5 shortly after halftime, abruptly running to the locker room with his heart uncontrollably racing. He wrote he ended up on the floor of the training room, trying to catch his breath and understand what had happened.