Glen Davis Hires Sports Psychologist, Believes Every Athlete Can Benefit From Having One


Glen Davis struggled throughout the playoffs as the Celtics were bounced in the second round by the Miami Heat. In an effort to help himself mentally, Davis has hired a sports psychologist.

The 6-foot-9 forward appeared on KFXX in Portland to discuss a number of topics, including his playoff struggles, which included him averaging only 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game.

He said he wasn't there mentally and that he is doing a lot of mental preparation for the upcoming season.

"I hired a sports psychologist to help you tap into the zone…as far as you miss a shot, you don't worry about that," he said. "You go to the other end and use that energy to do something else on defense…Let it pass like a cloud. Clouds pass by you all the time and you don't worry about it. You've just got to keep going. That's what I've been concentrating on, just how to handle things like a professional."

Davis said that a sports psychologist could even work for LeBron James, who has faced an immense amount of scrutiny the past few seasons, especially after leaving Cleveland for Miami.

When asked who he thought the best player was in the NBA, Davis said he's a biased person and that while he likes both James and Kobe Bryant, he doesn't like some of the things they do on the court.

"I'm the wrong person to ask that question," he said. "I might say like Amare Stoudemire because he's just so hard to guard."

Davis also noted that Bryant gets under his skin because of his charisma and the way he's so poised.

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