Luke Walton puts focus on meditation as Lakers try to fix NBA-worst FT percentage

At this level, mental training is everything. My hope is that the younger players coming through will understand this and follow in the footsteps of Jordan, Kobe, Shaq and the like, in making meditation an essential part of their training regime.

If we can just kind of be present in the here and now, then we lose a lot of that struggle in the mind and then we are not thinking about what is going on elsewhere or what other people are saying … we are really present and focused with what we are doing. So that is the most important tool or benefit that they are getting.

Walton understands that not all the young Lakers have adapted to meditation yet, but he’s hopeful more Lakers will see its benefits.

2. Wyoming QB Josh Allen is something of a scouting enigma at this early point in the draft process. He has physical tools that scouts dream of, and flashes NFL-caliber throws at times, but his college production didn’t match his talent. He also didn’t play in a power conference, and now must show scouts more consistency against tougher competition than he’s used to seeing. Four of five personnel executives recently polled by NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah said they prefer Mayfield over Allen, so this is an opportunity for Allen to change some minds as he competes on the same stage as the Oklahoma QB.

The model itself already features lacing eyelet clips styled after a video game controller, and the PlayStation version brings to life the iconic vivid blue hues of the system, along with the color accents of the controller buttons.

For George, who still travels on road trips with his own PlayStation to clock in time playing a combination of NBA 2K, Madden or Call of Duty, getting his very own system early on was a defining moment in his childhood during the early 2000s.

I just had a knack for video games, George said. As soon as I discovered PlayStation, I was throwing hints here and there to my dad — cutting out the clipping of the video game, cutting out the clippings of the PlayStation, leaving it on his dresser. I remember on Christmas morning, I unwrapped my gift and sure enough it was the PS2. I’ve been a PlayStation guy ever since.

Foles turned back the clock against the Falcons with an efficient 23-for-30, 246-yard night. While he didn’t throw a touchdown pass, Foles also avoided committing a turnover even though he did have to recover two of his own fumbles.cowboys_029