The purpose is to give yourself an opportunity to get your best performance. It’s not about winning. There’s a difference. You want your best performance. You want your teammates’ best performance. And if you provide your best performance chances are you will win. But in order to have your best performance, you have to be relaxed.

LA Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons on using meditation before games. The Lakers’ mental preparation for Game 7 – TrueHoop Blog – ESPN.