The L.A. Clippers have developed a reputation for lobs and high-flying dunks.
In what’s become part of their preparation, the Clippers pregame dunk lines allow players to get loose physically and mentally.
What surprised me from the video below was the physical capabilities of Willie Green—a player we normally see as a disciplined and focused shooter and defender. Here we get a glimpse of another side of his game which we don’t often see.
As we all know, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are the most physically gifted athletes on this team, and their dunking abilities easily outshine the rest of the crew. However, instead of pushing teammates away with their gifts, they have instilled encouragement for a part of the game which amplifies in-game excitement.
These warm-up exercises end up translating into on-the-court mentality. Whether it’s Blake Griffin pulverizing anyone who dares get in his path or J.J. Redick throwing one down, dunking is part of who the Clippers have become and a highly enjoyable aspect of why they’re fun to watch.