DeMar DeRozan is a pretty likable guy. He’s on the Canadian cover of NBA 2K18, he’s a three-time All-Star, and an Olympic gold medalist.

He just got a little more likable.


Most elite athletes have rituals they do at various points of their chosen sport.

There may be a certain song they listen to while working out or a pre-game routine that they have to carry out.


To put it another way: Athletes are superstitious.

Let’s face it, fans are too. (How long did you go without washing your lucky socks last postseason?)


But DeRozan seems to have a routine that wasn’t noticed at first, but not that it’s out there, it may just be the best – or at least the most amusing – ritual in basketball.

Flip to Page 2 to check out his “Phantom Daps”…

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