Butt slaps

The more that athletes on the same team touch each other the more likely they are to win.

This has at least been proven in the NBA, so much so that the Phoenix Suns introduced a “high five stat” in 2016 to measure how many high fives players give each other throughout the game (p. 222).

So the next time you’re tempted to slap a teammates’ butt–in the appropriate context, of course–please don’t hesitate.