July 20, 2018, 7:12 pmNBATeam, Free Agent
The Washington Post reported that there are developing concerns from pro-sports teams (including the NBA) that some players are spending too much time gaming and thus negatively affecting sleep patterns and performance.
This report comes on the heels of the World Heath Organization recognized “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition for the first time, defining it as compulsive video game playing that negatively impacted other parts of life. One agent who represents NBA players noted he heard concerns this past season of fatigued players from team personnel, stating: “It’s not something the teams will come to you about. A coach or GM won’t say [anything] but trainers do,” the agent said. “Teams with really young players complained all year about guys not sleeping. It used to be chalked up to them partying and all that, but now it’s because of them playing video games all night.”
Source: The Washington Post