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We Know Athletes Have A Lot Of Superstitions – What Are Yours?




Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian chewing on a towel during a game out of superstition.
Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian chewing on a towel during a game out of superstition.
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Whether it’s teamwide rally caps, wearing two different pairs of socks, or a slump-busting gold thong, one thing is clear – athletes are serious about their superstitions.

It’s been a big week in sports, so superstitions have been getting a lot of play. The St. Louis Blues took home the Stanley Cup for the first time in history last night, the Dodgers are winning the National League West (for now) and the NBA Finals are heating up. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting in on the spirit, sporting a yellow leather jacket to support the Golden State Warriors this morning.

Before the Warriors face off against the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals tonight, AirTalk wants to hear about your superstitions: what they are, how they started, and why you think (know) they work. Call us at 866-893-5722 to weigh in.

Guest:

A Martínez, host of Take Two on KPCC; he tweets @amartinezla