GQ Sports caught up with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper to find out his top 10 essentials he absolutely can’t live without.
As a professional athlete constantly traveling, Cooper explains why it’s necessary for him to keep a traveling sized watch and jewelry collection, his favorite hair brush, and a “cash bag” to keep his transactions smooth on the road–to name a few.
Cooper lists his portable chess board as his number one essential he can’t live without.
He describes how the game of chess has helped him on the field.
“The golden rule of chess is to always be three steps ahead of your opponent. And as a receiver I always want to be three steps ahead of the defensive back who’s sticking me. I don’t ever want to give away any tips of what route I’m running or anything like that,” says Cooper.
Check out the video below of Copper’s jewelry collection and his other prized possessions.