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The most curious superstitions of the NBA champions

Superstition can really reside in any person, and perhaps without realizing it, one is led some times to perform superstitious rituals so that a particular event will end in the best possible way.

Superstitions are a common phenomenon in sports, and basketball champions are no exception.

From ritual at the time of ritual free throws to eating habits, basketball players have some of the most bizarre and interesting superstitions.

In this article we will explore the most curious superstitions of the NBA champions, including those of some of the greatest players of all time.

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The most curious superstitions of the NBA champions
Superstition can really reside in any person, and perhaps without realizing it, one is led some times to perform superstitious rituals so that a particular event will end in the best possible way. But have you ever wondered if, in the world of basketball, and more specifically in the NBA, there are any athletes who are particularly superstitious? We have, and for that reason we have collected in this photogallery some of the superstitious rituals that have characterized the pre-game of top level athletes. Here are the most superstitious ones!
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Kevin Garnett
Garnett before the game used to eat at least one peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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Karl Malone
Before the game he "talked" by springing on his legs.
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Shaquille O’Neal
O’Neal, in an effort to improve his free-throw percentage, he used to switch the best-positioned foot toward the basket after each missed free throw.
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LeBron James
LeBron uses a different handshake for each teammate.
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Michael Jordan
Jordan has worn a pair of blue and white shorts under his uniform for his entire career. The reason? Jordan wore those shorts during the title victory NCAA with North Carolina.
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Rajon Rondo
Rondo would take as many as five showers before the game.
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Jason Terry
Terry, the night before the game, he used to sleep in the shorts of the opponents he would face the next day.
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Caron Butler
Butler drank a mountain dew (a carbonated soft drink) and carried 12 straws with him to the camp. Before the start of the match he used to chew the 12 straws to relax.
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