Chamique Holdsclaw on Depression and Fame
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On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, the legendary athlete speaks frankly about sports fame and mental health.
Chamique Holdsclaw’s legendary status was apparent when she entered professional sports. Holdsclaw was named Rookie of the Year in her first WNBA season after helping the US National Team win the Gold Medal in the 1998 Berlin Olympics. Her talent on the court and success in the WNBA projected an image of stability, but away from the cameras, Holdsclaw struggled with her mental health.
On this episode of Edge of Sports, Holdsclaw speaks frankly about her struggles with depression, bipolar disorder, and fame. Elsewhere in the episode, Dave rails against the “anti-woke” Trumpist response to the US Women’s National Soccer Team’s loss at the FIFA World Cup, and Dr. Abdullah Al Arian joins “Ask a Sports Scholar” to talk about soccer in the Middle East.
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