By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 4, 2019 at 11:19 pm | UPDATED: April 5, 2019 at 4:14 am LOS ANGELES – The time technically called for both the Warriors and Lakers to huddle among themselves. But as the end of a second-quarter timeout approached, the Warriors’ Kevin Durant and Lakers’ LeBron James considered that a good time to catch up. Naturally, the TNT cameramen focused their lenses on Durant and James. Naturally, Durant and James covered their mouths since they knew that millions of lip readers would attempt to decode. It sure beats the intrigue over the Warriors’ 108-90 victory over the Lakers on Thursday without James playing in it after being recently shut down for the remainder of the season. “Everybody wants to know what we’re talking about,” Durant said. “It wasn’t even that serious. Just laughing and joking and catching up.” Of course, that explanation might … [Read more...] about What did Kevin Durant and LeBron James discuss?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Kevin Love Calls Speaking Out on Mental Health ‘the Biggest Thing’ in His Career Supported by ByMatt Stevens Nov. 29, 2018 Kevin Love had always found refuge in basketball — a sport at which he excels. But his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, was not playing very well early in the 2017-18 season. And the expectations had never been higher: Love and his Cavaliers teammates won an N.B.A. championship the year before and were widely expected to return to the N.B.A. Finals. Then, in the middle of a game on Nov. 5 against the Atlanta Hawks, Love — a five-time N.B.A. All-Star and an Olympic gold medalist — had his first panic attack. “I thought I was fully having a heart attack and that I was going to die,” he recalled in an interview on Thursday night with Juliet Macur, a … [Read more...] about Kevin Love Calls Speaking Out on Mental Health ‘the Biggest Thing’ in His Career
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Kevin Love to Discuss Mental Health and Sports Culture Supported by ByThe New York Times Nov. 29, 2018 Kevin Love, a five-time N.B.A. All-Star and an Olympic gold medalist, will discuss mental health in sports culture at a New York Times live event on Thursday night. Love, who won an N.B.A. championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, will be interviewed by Juliet Macur, a Sports of The Times columnist, at Tufts University. The event, which is the latest edition of a conversation series called Get With The Times, will be shown live and broadcast to watch parties held on college campuses across the country. Since the publication of a deeply personal essay in The Players’ Tribune, Love has emerged as a high-profile voice on the topic of mental health. In the March essay, headlined … [Read more...] about Kevin Love to Discuss Mental Health and Sports Culture
(Reuters) - Kevin Love is one of the toughest players in the NBA but the embodiment of that type of masculinity is ‘outdated’ and ‘dangerous’ and stops men from seeking help for depression and anxiety, according to the Cleveland Cavaliers forward. FILE PHOTO: Jun 3, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) speaks to media following game two of the 2018 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The five-time All Star knows only too well how debilitating burying emotions can be after he suffered a panic attack during a game last November. He realized he needed help and started seeing a therapist. Now he is hoping to spread the message that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness, with a web series called “Locker Room Talk,” where he interviews athletes like Michael Phelps, Channing Frye and Paul Pierce about their own mental health struggles. “I know from experience that this is not … [Read more...] about Cavs’ Love on a mission to change attitudes about mental health
The superhero movies of the early 2000s, when they weren’t slinging zany ridiculousness, were showering us with ash, ruin, and persecution. (Think Batman Begins and X-Men.) The world, it seemed, was barely worth saving. Then in May 2008, Iron Man rocketed onto screens, starring an only slightly muscled genius playboy billionaire...arms dealer. Not exactly Christopher Reeve’s Superman. Not exactly an earth’s-mightiest-hero-type thing. But Iron Man wielded new Mark III weapons and a new mocking, self-aware wit—a heroism not embarrassed to pee in its shiny suit and tell us how good it felt. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below And as it turned out, the world was more than ready.Iron Man earned $99 million in its opening weekend and announced the arrival of Kevin Feige, then head of production at Marvel. Over the next ten years, his films would rake in $16 billion. Not bad for the boy wonder from Jersey, now 45, initially rejected by USC’s film school … [Read more...] about Why Marvel’s Kevin Feige Is a