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Psychologists have helped with the mental side of the NBA game

Psychologists have helped with the mental side of the NBA game

Confetti fluttered from the ceiling, and fans screamed after the Lakers won Game 7 of the 2010 NBA championship. Amid the chaos, Metta World Peace was interviewed on live television, and he made a comment that went viral.

"My psychiatrist, she really helped me relax a lot, thank you so much," he said. "It's so difficult to play. There's so much emotion going on during the playoffs, and she helped me relax."

It was a moment that stood out — an athlete being vulnerable about his mental health during a high-profile event.

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