Tale of the Tape: Mind Games- Ear Blowing vs Untying Shoelaces
Mind Games: a series of deliberate actions or responses planned for psychological effect on another, typically for amusement or competitive advantage.
Sports are 90% mental. Athletes will attempt to get into their opponent’s head in various ways, whether that’s just playing well or using their imagination to get away with something different.
Pacers guard Lance Stephenson was thinking outside the box when he decided to blow into LeBron James ear during the game 5 win over the Heat.
Earlier in the season, New York Knicks J.R Smith was attempting to play some mind games when he decided to untie the shoelaces of Dallas Maverick’s Shawn Marion. Might I add, there were multiple times in the season Smith untied his opponent’s shoelaces.
Who played the better mind game?