Monday, February 21, 2011
Video: Backstage Look at Players Before NBA's All-Star Practice
LOS ANGELES -- The NBA holds a public practice for its All-Stars on Saturday morning every year as part of the All-Star weekend festivities. Not much happens of course, other than players going through a few shooting drills for show, and the coaches reviewing the most basic of plays with their newly assembled squad. It's mainly a chance for fans to see the game's biggest stars up close and in person, assembled in one place at as intimate a venue as you'll find in NBA circles.
Before the players took the floor, they were all hanging around in this sort of backstage area which was also open to the media, even though there were no interviews being conducted. Mostly it was the players interacting with each other as if no one else was around.
In the video clip below, you'll see the majority of the All-Stars doing exactly that.