Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The New York Times' Mike Tierney takes note of Chamique Holdsclaw's return to the Garden.
Clinical depression kept her out of the W.N.B.A. for nearly two full seasons, and even led to an overdose of antidepressants. In a strange way, it has brought her back to the league.

With her illness in check and her game in tow, Holdsclaw ended her hiatus this year, driven to show others afflicted by depression that it is beatable.

“It’s not about me anymore,” she said. “I’ve always been a player who just played. I have to use my voice a little more now, give back to young people dealing with the problems I’ve had.”