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Last night's LAC vs GSW game was one of the more entertaining game in recent years. Loved how CP3 came out firing but unfortunately Clips got into a shooting frenzy against the best shooter/shooting team in the league
They were exhausted after the double OT with Celtics just yesterday, I think every starter logged at least 50min. Back to back games and Klay is still injured. The fatigue was gonna catch up with them eventually.
For Ujiri, events kicked off on Wednesday with the official opening of the BioSteel Centre, the Raptors 68,000-square foot practice facility on the Canadian Exhibition grounds.
The building itself is impressive, spectacular, even. And, in the context of an elite NBA club, much needed. Since the ACC opened, the Raptors have trained on a single court and in a small weight room on the second floor of the building. The team’s executive offices are on another floor, the coach’s offices and training rooms on yet another floor. Shuttling between them meant elevator rides and walks through the concourse—awkward if, for example, DeMar DeRozan wanted to come in at night to train or shoot and there was a Leafs game or concert on.
The new facility brings all aspects of the basketball operation together in one environment. The fitness and medical facilities are state of the industry. There are two basketball courts and even though the building does have some community access, the Raptors will always have access when required. There are hot tubs, cold tubs and underwater treadmills, and a view of Lake Ontario from the dressing room. There is even a barber’s chair. The Raptors practised in it for the first time a few days ago and came away wowed.
Coach Casey is almost breathless when he talks about it; the players loved it; they really, really enjoyed it,” says Ujiri. “It builds your culture better. You can spend more time with each other.”
The opening was intentionally timed to coincide with All-Star Weekend, allowing the rest of the NBA to drop by for a peek if interested, but Ujiri isn’t counting on it being the difference in attracting free agents. “As far as a recruiting tool, yeah, you need a good practice facility, but the reality is in the NBA, the way it’s going, everyone is going to have one,” says Ujiri. “It doesn’t make you better or different, but it hurts you if you don’t have one.”
-- the 'war room'; analytics driven data centre with touch screen table powered by IBM:
Guy that really got robbed was Kevin Hart. He tied Draymond, an all star, in a 3 contest. I think the crowd sorta called bullshit on the scripted clowning after. I'm sure people will be giving Green shit for awhile lol