Q&A: Why Metta World Peace needed a sports psychologist

During a recent hourlong interview with ESPN.com that at times touched on mental health, new Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert was asked about former Lakers wing Ron Artest publicly thanking his sports psychologist after Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, when Artest and the Lakers beat the rival Boston Celtics at Staples Center.

"I felt that when he did that, it kind of opened the doors to make it somewhat OK," said Hibbert, who first visited a psychologist when he boarded at Georgetown Prep and has seen sports psychologists since. "I think it was great that he actually did that."

ESPN.com reached out to Artest, who now goes by Metta World Peace, for his reaction to Hibbert's