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Episode 5: Mind Games with WNBA Star & Olympian Chamique Holdsclaw

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From the rough-edged courts of New York City and recruited by Coach Pat Summitt for the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols, Chamique Holdsclaw was hailed as the “female Michael Jordan,” impressing crowds with her artistry, athleticism and drive.

A 3-time NCAA champ and Number One draft pick in the WNBA, Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career—until her long-suppressed battle with mental disorders emerged to derail her career and threaten her life.

Holdsclaw was expected by many to use her electrifying talents to raise the league's popularity and visibility. But as chronicled in the newly released documentary, "Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw," her battle with mental illness would eventually trump any opponent she would ever face on the hardwood..

"I just knew that mental health was definitely a taboo topic," said the three-time NCAA champion, who was drafted by the Washington Mystics in 1999. "I remember when I first came out about it in D.C. how embarrassed I was. Now, I want to put a face to this illness."

Please join me, John Register, for what is sure to be a fantastic show, with woman who's heart is only outshined by the sun, Ms. Chamique Holdsclaw.