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.