How Does Lakers Center Andrew Bynum Prep for a Game? Meditation

Whether you're a basketball fan or not, you're probably aware that the Lakers and Celtics are playing right now in the NBA finals. How does Lakers center Andrew Bynum prepare for a game? Meditation.

The LA Times has the scoop:
Catch Lakers center Andrew Bynum throughout most of the day leading up to tip-off and you'll see him sitting on a chair meditating. He'll surely engage in these sessions with the team, as the practice extends from Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, whose famed "Zen master" persona partly comes from his belief in meditation. But Bynum's pre-game meditation also happens on his own time, with a session after his pre-game lunch and shortly before the opening tip so he can visualize what's in store for later that night.

Bynum's maintains that he follows this practice on his own terms, though he's quick to acknowledge that Jackson's influence helped spur his enthusiasm to meditate.

"It's all about how you look at it and how you think," Bynum said regarding the key to coping with his latest injury.

Namaste to that!

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