Josh Richardson’s secret: He gave up videogames

Here's one thing Josh Richardson never does on game days. (Getty Images)

Here’s one thing Josh Richardson never does on game days. (Getty Images)

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.

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