Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Jason Terry wore piece of '06 Finals to bed
By Tim MacMahon
MIAMI – The Mavericks’ 2006 Finals flop against the Miami Heat isn’t on Jason Terry’s mind.
But a piece of that series was on Terry’s body the night before the Mavs will tip off these Finals in Miami.
Terry always wears a pair of the opponent’s game shorts to bed the night before games, a superstition that dates to his college days. His Heat shorts were donated by a foe after the 2006 Finals.
“Gary Payton gave me some back when they beat us,” Terry said.
Terry didn’t see anything strange about putting on a pair of shorts an opponent wore during the most painful playoff series loss in Mavericks history. And the shorts didn’t cause him to have any bad dreams.