While Royce White’s endless dispute with the Houston Rockets is doing little to improve the nation’s dialogue on mental health (at least in the comments section of the Houston Chronicle), Timberwolves swingman Lazar Hayward tells the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda he’s recently sought the counsel of two LA-based mediums.
“I’ve always just had a lot of questions spiritually because I always kind of seen stuff when I was a kid and I used to tell friends and they’d look at me and say, ‘Lazar, you might need some help,’ ” he said laughing during a surreal post- practice conversation with reporters. “So they used to make fun of me. I just had a lot of questions because I’ve always just wondered.”
Hayward has a friend whom he claims has talked through such a medium to a brother who has been dead for six years. That relationship helped convince him to seek his own answers.
“I’ve actually been able to see a spirit,” Hayward said. “I can’t talk to them yet, but I have seen them.”
He has spent the past two months pursuing a path of what he calls “meditation and spiritual healing and living in an enlightened state” while also waiting for a road back to the NBA.