CLEVELAND -- In January, the course of the Cleveland Cavaliers' season took a dramatic turn when Kevin Love left the team's 148-124 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with what had been described as an illness.
After Love also missed practice the following day, the Cavs held a fiery team meeting in which the legitimacy of the All-Star forward's illness was reportedly questioned by Isaiah Thomas.
On Tuesday, we learned a little more about the infamous gathering, which some reporters have described as the worst team meeting in NBA history. After Love opened up about his recent struggles with mental health, which resulted in a panic attack earlier this season, ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported that Love had told teammates that it was another panic attack that had led to his absence prior to the team meeting.
Love didn't address the January panic attack in his essay for The Players' Tribune, in which he disclosed that he is now seeing a therapist on a regular basis.
That meeting proved to be a turning point in the Cavs' season, with Cleveland ultimately shipping out five players -- including Thomas -- at the NBA trade deadline just a few weeks later. Since then, the Cavs have amassed a 6-4 record, as they now appear to be in a better place both on and off the court as Love continues to recover from a broken hand, which will keep him out of action for the better part of the next month.