How to Survive Becoming an NBA Poster

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How to Survive Becoming an NBA Poster
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Jason Terry needs to make sure he doesn't become the next victim of a posterization.

Ever since Jason Terry was put on the proverbial poster by LeBron James, the Boston Celtics' shooting guard has gone 3-of-14 from the field and hasn't hit a three-pointer in the past three games.

While it's doubtful the dunk had any sort of adverse effect on Terry's mentality, he clearly hasn't been the same since he became part of James' personal highlight reel. Against the New Orleans Hornets two nights later, Terry went scoreless for the first time in more than two months.

Shooters like Terry are prone to their hot and cold streaks, so his recent woes are likely nothing more than a regression to the mean. But over the years, players have reacted differently after they've been posterized.

Let's hope Terry finds himself in the class of those who were able to successfully put such a traumatic incident behind them.

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