Everybody wants an answer for this.
Josh Richardson was a dreadful 3-point shooter his first two years of college, decent after that and mostly a non-factor for the Heat early this season. Somehow, though, he is on an unbelievable tear and has hit 24 of his last 30 3-pointers.
There could be a lot of explanations for his hot streak, but here’s an interesting theory: Richardson game up playing videogames all day on Heat game days.
“I never do,” he said after practice today. “I did before, but after the All-Star break I stopped.”
“I don’t know, I just felt like it was kind of distracting me and wearing my brain out on game days,” he said. “So I stopped doing it, and the results– so I’m never going to do it again. I usually go home and play FIFA or something like that.”
He hit 20 percent of his 3s before the break and is at a league-best 64.4 percent since.