The University of Miami football team has long tried to harness the ancient ways of "Swag" to lead them to success, but now the school's men's basketball team is trying to master the antithetical powers of Zen. Yes, first year coach Jim Larranaga has decided to go all Deepak Chopra, and is motivating his team with a few New Age theories in advance of the team's meeting with the storied North Carolina Tar Heels.
, Larranaga dropped a few modified quotes from Chopra's
on guards Malcolm Grant and Durand Scott yesterday.
"I told the guys that basketball is a game and supposed to be fun and when you put too much pressure on yourself and get all stressed out about winning and losing, you're really losing focus," Larranaga said. "What we should be doing is enjoying the process ... playing in the present. Yes, this game is big, but we won't get three Ws for a win, it's still just one."
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