It's hard, but routine key for Game 7

Updated: June 17, 2010, 2:11 PM ET
By Mychal Thompson | 710 ESPN

I did sleep the night before Game 7 of the 1988 Finals. I mean, I'm from the Bahamas -- we learn to sleep through hurricanes. I'll tell you one thing though, as you're falling asleep, it's the last thing on your mind, just knowing that there's a Game 7 to be played tomorrow, one game to win it all.

As soon as you wake up, it's the first thing you think about again. It consumes you all day long. You can't help it. You have butterflies in your stomach all day. You're nervous and you're anxious ...

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