Everyone unwinds from games in their own way. For C.J. Miles, game nights typically mean little sleep.
Miles said he’ll watch a replay of that night’s game, then replay the replay in his mind. Rarely does he fall asleep before 4 or 5 a.m., except for when it’s the first night of a back-to-back. When the Cavs have another game the next night, Miles forces his brain to shut off a little earlier.
He’s often one of the last players to shower and one of the last to leave the locker room. While others are eager to dress and leave, Miles often sits at his locker after games for 15 or 20 minutes, either in his game shorts or in a towel, meditating on what just transpired.
“This is my time to relax,” he said. “What am I going to do when I get home? I’m just going to sit there, too.”
— Jason Lloyd