At the briefing, Artest offered himself as proof of the value of therapy. He said he had been in some form of counseling since
age 13. Over the years, he has taken part in marriage counseling and parent training. Anger-management programs were indicated,
he explained, after a 2004 brawl during a game in Detroit (that led to a 73-game suspension for him) and a 2007 domestic-violence
arrest. Seeing a psychiatrist, he emphasized, "does not make me weak."