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Derrick Caracter and Matt Barnes on how they stay relaxed during the playoffs

April 21, 2011 |  1:23 pm

Pounding music, screaming fans and expectations from millions of people in the second most populous city in the country.

Talk about pressure.

The Lakers' Derrick Caracter and Matt Barnes have a few tricks up their sleeve to stay calm and relaxed during the team's quest for a three-peat.

Caracter likes eating sushi before games, while Barnes prefers listening to rap music. They have different strategies but share a common goal -- to see Ron Artest unshowered and partying in his game jersey for days on end after winning a championship.

Check out the video and expect to hear from more players soon.

-- Melissa Rohlin