Watch Magic rookie Mario Hezonja bust out a stiff-arm at practice (VIDEO)

Mario Hezonja is learning all the best ways to navigate a crowd.
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Becoming an NBA superstar isn't just about dribbling, shooting and playing defense. The game's elite operate in the margins, using every little trick and sneaky ploy they can to maximize their advantages. Look no further than Michael Jordan's “push off” against Bryon Russell in the NBA Finals for perhaps the most famous example of how important the little things can be.

So if Orlando Magic rookie Mario Hezonja is going to reach his incredible potential, he'll need to master the tricks of the trade. And this stiff-arm that Hezonja used during a recent practice is a nice start:

The 2015 lottery pick might want to think about hiding his pushes a little better than that, though. As a rookie, he might not get a ton of credit from the officials otherwise.

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