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Brew Hoop Night Shift: May 25th, 2018

Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.

Tonight’s (on) topic: NBPA Mental Health Program

Very, very cool.

Over the past year we have seen players become more outspoken about mental health and how it affects themselves, loved ones, teammates, etc.

Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan are two high profile names that have come out and been candid with their mental health struggles. Love, penned a piece in the Player’s Tribune, whereas DeRozan tweeted out, “This depression get the best of me...” and subsequently gave an interview to The Toronto Star about his mental health battles.

We have mental health come up in the Bucks organization as well. Former two-way contract player, Jalen Moore, stepped away from professional basketball so he could get his mind right. Moore also chronicled his experience The Player’s Tribune.

The player’s association choosing to no longer be reactive to mental health struggles of its members is deserving of all the kudos.

Tonight’s (off) topic: Memorial Day Weekend Plans

The first three day weekend of the year is here and I am celebrating by heading back to Iowa City, Iowa and hanging with some college friends. Beer will be drunk (out of a boot), laughs will be had, and dogs will be pet. On Memorial Day, I will be back in Milwaukee and playing lawn games in my friends’ backyard and also petting their dog. I cannot wait. What do y’all have planned this holiday weekend?

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