From Michael Jordan’s obsession with rocking North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts during games to Serena Williams’ need to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, athletes have long been believers that superstitions give them the added edge they need to get in the zone before games.
This week we caught up with Montverde (Montverde, Fla.) forward Ben Simmons.
The Superstition: Video Motivation
The Breakdown: “I basically watch this eight-minute video of LeBron highlights or I watch Eric Thomas’ motivational speech called ‘How Bad Do You Want It?”
The Why: “Both of the videos just get me really focused on what I’ve got to do in the game and it helps me get even more ready to play. They really get me going. I feel like I can do anything when I watch them.”
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