The beard is back! Scott Sabol explains his ‘NBA playoff beard’ superstition

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- From lucky beards to wearing the same shorts, superstitions are nothing new to sports figures and their fans.

LeBron James has his chalk toss, Michael Jordan would always wear his UNC shorts under his NBA shorts,  Serena Williams will not change her socks during a tournament. And Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher eats two chocolate chip cookies before every game.

Fox 8's own Scott Sabol is also well-known for his superstitions -- he grows out his beard for luck. It even has its own tag page on

Thursday was his NBA Finals Playoff Beard Day No. 6!

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