The closest on-court tiff to resemble MMA this season occurred when Draymond Green and Bradley Beal interlocked and tumbled into the front row on Oct. 28. The duo turned an end-of-second quarter box-out into a wrestling match, but Johnson didn’t find the tackle a prudent takedown. “To me, it was two guys, grabbing each other, hugging each other hard, squeezing each other and nobody wanted to get fined that big money,” he says. “Draymond Green is not as bad as people make him out to be and Bradley Beal, he’s not soft like people make him out to be. He’s really about that action.”
He also has worked on himself mentally. Last season, his trainer suggested he try meditation. This season, it has become part of his morning routine. He won’t give up many details about it because then “people might try to take it and be who I am,” but it has worked. By paying mind to his breathing every morning, it has helped him focus throughout the day. “Emotions come and go, you know,” Oubre said. “A lot of energies, a lot of forces tug at you and in order to reach your soul’s full potential, you have to be able to conquer who is inside.”
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