HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — From the inside, the world according to basketball star and cultural icon Chamique Holdsclaw has always looked far different from it did to the adoring public. From her days as a high school phenom in her native New York to her time playing for legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee to her WNBA career (which includes six stints as a WNBA All-Star), Holdsclaw delivered on the court. But few people knew or understood that Holdsclaw was dealing with mental health issues the entire time.
She’s dealing with those issues now in a very public way, working as an advocate for the movement and by sharing her unbelievable story with the masses. She does so on Episode 195 of The Hang Time Podcast and, in the form of a documentary of her life titled “Mind/Game”. Narrated by Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close, “Mind/Game” follows Holdsclaw on her journey to discover her true identity and purpose in this next phase of her life. “Mind/Game” premieres April 17 at the Nashville Film Festival.
In addition to talking about the obstacles she’s faced, Holdsclaw also discusses her formative years in Queens playing alongside and with the likes of Ron Artest (now Metta World Peace), Lamar Odom, Erick Barkley and many other familiar names to basketball fans. While her Tennessee Lady Vols did not make the Final Four, her men’s team, the Duke Blue Devils, are still alive. And she explains why Mike Krzyzewski and his crew remain her favorite men’s team.
She shares all that and much more on Episode 195 of The Hang Time Podcast … featuring Chamique Holdsclaw …
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