MiamiHerald / For Tyler Johnson, the secret to more success with the Miami Heat this season begins not with a trip to the dentist office or a barber shop.

It starts with quieting his mind.

“I’ve been doing a lot of mental training, a lot of meditation, a lot of things that seem – like – corny almost,” Johnson, 25, said Wednesday while still sporting the same gap-tooth smile and scraggly beard he proudly wore during the Heat’s 30-11 second half run last season.

“But it really helps to slow the game down, and helps me have a better understanding for what’s going on in the game,” he continued. “I think that’s probably the biggest thing I’ve been needing – the mental aspect of the game.


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