There hasn’t been a lot of talk about Jason Terry since he’s arrived in Brooklyn as he was overshadowed by his more famous teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce that came along with him. However, the New York Times had a good article on him and it describes his…um…habits.
The night before each game, he wears the opposing team’s uniform shorts to bed, a habit that tests his wife’s patience. On game day, a few hours before tipoff, he eats a meal that involves chicken. On the court, a headband and high socks have been must-wear accessories since college. If he misses consecutive shots during the first quarter, he changes his sneakers during the next intermission.
“I’m a different dude,” Terry said. “My daughters say I’m a weirdo.”
Not much to say here. Lots of athletes have weird superstitions and damned if I can explain them. It’s all about being comfortable though and habits like these, as insane as they can sometimes be, help an athlete relax, feel comfortable, and get ready for a game.