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Chamique Holdsclaw was a rare talent who suffered from demons the rest of us just brush away. Story

Updated: June 15, 2007, 4:56 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

When Russ Bengtson first heard of Chamique Holdsclaw's battles with depression three years ago, he felt it. Really felt it. "Depression eats you up," says Bengtson. "People think of it like you're sad, but it's so much more than that. You feel like nothing in your life is good, whether things are going terribly or great. You get caught up in it, and it burns. It's like you'll never, ever get out."

The former editor in chief of Slam (the self-anointed "in your face" basketball magazine), ...

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