The Nature Boy can relate to Love's story.
Cleveland Cavaliers' All-Star forward Kevin Love has received an outpouring of support since opening up about the in-game panic attack he suffered and encouraging others to share their stories with him. Love published an essay for The Player's Tribune yesterday, titled "Everyone Is Going Through Something," in which he detailed how he's addressing his mental health.
After the story went public, Kevin Love tweeted out an email address and said he'd read any stories that people want to send him. "Wow...I can't even describe how grateful I am for the love and support," the tweet reads. "More than anything, it's been amazing to see YOU tell your own stories about Mental Health. Let's keep it going. If want to share your story you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (yes I'll read it)."
One of the many who reached out to Love was WWE legend Ric Flair, who took to twitter yesterday with a message of his own, saying he can relate to what the Cavs All-Star forward is going through. "To My Friend Kevin Love, From Someone Who Has Suffered From Anxiety And Panic Attacks, I Know What You Are Going Though. Stay Strong! You Will Get Through This, And You Are Not Alone! @kevinlove," Flair tweeted.
Love's teammate LeBron James and Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan have also praised him for speaking up. DeRozan, who inspired Love to speak about his experience, says, "It made me feel, you know, pretty damn good, honestly. So it's cool to be able to help somebody."