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MeOhMy23
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impromptu dunk contest the players do before games. Shot some shots that you're going to take in the game. I don't remember the Jordan Bulls or old teams doing that crap before the game.

It's going to probably take a player blowing his knee out doing it before it's stopped by the team.

isaacthegrreat
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did you go to a lot of bulls games and watch the shoot arounds?

Amnesty_David_Stern
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I tend to agree a bit here, however players did dunk and do stupid crap during warm ups. I've been to many basketball games in my life and as the years go on players more and more tend to mope around, loligag or flat out dunk rather than try, well at least most of them. But, we have to remember that most players and the visiting teams are on the floor either that morning, afternoon or a couple hours before game time long before we arrive to see them play or watch them on TV running drills as well.

What we are seeing 15 minutes or 30 minutes before game time probably wasn't what they were doing that day.

Icecoldclipper
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Lob City warm up drills. lol

MeOhMy23
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use to watch their pregame on WGN. MJ was all business.

If Leslie wants to dunk, fine. Stars that are going to play should focus on business.

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Yet another thing to hate about this team, huh? roll

david
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I can't complain about their warm up routine because the team has been successful this season. Nothing wrong with goofing around a little, loosen yourself up and ease tensions. I doubt it's as dangerous as you perceive. The coaching staff is watching what's going on and if the stuff is too high risk then I'm sure they'll tell the guys to stop it.

clipperstown
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they're warming up, that's how they warm up. what's the problem here?

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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it makes sense that they warm up like that, since they are going to be jumping during the game. and i know the coaches make sure they dont do stupid S*** that is high risk.

Paolo310
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It's a damn warm up for the love of God! That's why the actual practice and shoot around comes earlier in the day to get the fundamentals and game planning done behind close doors. Just sit back and enjoy the show while they make your tickets worth the admission.

afishLClipp
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This is actually something that's slightly related to something I've been thinking about for a while now and was thinking about starting its own thread but I guess I might as well just post it here?

First off, is that hoop they warm up on the one they shoot on in the first half or is it the opponents?

This brings me to my main point, I've been wondering if Blake and DJ are the Clippers own worst enemy in this one particular sense: when they dunk the ball so hard (at least1-2 times a game) and it completely shakes and move the hoop, back board and basically the whole piece of equipment, does that throw it off or doess it go back to its almost exact original poisition/height?(The other day Marco Belineli requested that a rim be looked at to be level, and i think they ended up adjusting it!)

So, my point is that if it does indeed throw off the rim, then they should 100% stop dunking in the warms if it is indeed the hoop they'll be shooting on in the first half.

Also, if it does throw it off, they should refrain from hard dunks or refrain from touching the rim at all until a few minutes left in the quarter/half (forget if they switch sides at quarter/half) and then go as hard as they can at it and specifically to one side of the rim lol

SissyBoyFloyd
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I do not know what there whole routine is on game days, but when I was playing (way back in the day) when warming up before the game and 2nd half, I always shot as many shots as I could get in from the areas I normally shot the ball. That included a few free throws.

I wonder if DJ, Evans, or Blake take a few free throws before the game so as to have a better feel for what they will definitely have to do for real in a few minutes. As bad as they are at it, I would think they would definitely want to take a few, rather than wait 48 hours or more most times before returning to the line during game time.

If they are afraid of how they might look practicing them in front of everyone, especially road games, then I would insist that they get over that. I truly believe taking a few before the game would surely help them in something that they look so foreign at so often.

Ricky
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NBA players need to warm before games the same way boxers warm up before matches. Jumping around and dunking is the best way to do that, not shooting free-throws.

The Clippers are one of the best first qtr teams, so they must be doing something right.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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I think DJ should shoot free throws and practice guarding Chris Paul.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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excellent point.

FightOnRon
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Wow,,,we better fire the warm up routine.

Grillinnap
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Do you know who Mike Taylor is? Of course you don't. He was a fan favorite in 2008-09 for his pregame warmup dunks.

SamMays
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Don't be a curmudgeon. Let the guys dunk... The kids on my team spend the first ten minutes of every pratice dunking... A lot of them hang around afterward to dunk and shoot. Haven't seen one get hurt yet. Basketball is supposed to be fun. Let it be.

When the Clippers first had Danny Manning, Charles Smith, Kenny Norman, Gary Grant, they were young and athletic. The show they put on in pregame warmups was the most excited the fans got the whole game.

The warmups exist for players to get ready to play. They should have a good sweat going before the game starts, or they're not ready... The Clippers and their warmups are fine.

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the Clippers need a personal FT coach for each player and each a portable backboard they can roll around with them for practice.

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