LeBron James sends tweet to Kevin Love after confession

Cavs forward Kevin Love

Love did not address the January panic attack or the team's reaction in his Players' Tribune piece.

The 29-year-old self-described introvert says that he had a panic attack following halftime of a November 5 game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Suddenly, all the things that drew me to the school triggered a feeling I'd never experienced.

Dr. Erin Ayala affirms Love's show of strength was a risk, but one that inspires change in the way we all frame mental illness.

Love also wrote, "Mental health isn't just an athlete thing. But I remember leaving the hospital thinking, 'Wait. then what the hell just happened?'" "Since that day, nearly everything about the way I think about my mental health has changed".

Cavaliers star Kevin Love was widely praised today for publishing an article detailing his panic attacks and evolving views on mental health.

An estimated 2.7 percent of American adults had panic disorder in the past year, while an estimated 4.7 percent of American adults experience panic disorder at some time in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

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

'It's not nothing I'm against or ashamed of, ' he said. Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others in need.

Kevin Love has had his most challenging National Basketball Association season to date. Nor did most people outside of the organization.

"Then came the panic attack", the 29-year-old five-time All-Star wrote. "I thought that was great". He also models for clothing company Banana Republic and makes millions to play basketball. While this hasn't resulted in a drop in performance and still resulted in an all-star season, Love has been recovering from a broken finger. "I think by Kevin speaking it will hopefully inspire other players that are suffering the same kinds of issues", said Associate Professor and Center for Sport and Social Justice Director Matthew Atencio.

Sources familiar with the meeting told ESPN's Dave McMenamin that Love disclosed to his teammates that he had suffered another panic attack during the loss to the Thunder. But I didn't share - not to my family, not to my best friends, not in public. It's here as I type, wondering who might read this and immediately think less of me. He was drafted fifth overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, and his draft rights were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal that involved several players and the third overall pick that year, O.J. Mayo.

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