Monday, October 24, 2005

Warriors put on a song and dunk for loyal fans

The Contra Costa Times covered the Warriors' open practice last Friday.

Warriors point guard Baron Davis dribbled slowly to the basket, just playing around as he weaved around defenders.

His gradual drive ended with a no look lob to guard Jason Richardson, who caught the pass backwards and cocked it down near his feet before missing the reverse dunk.

The Warriors gave the fans a treat Friday night, pulling off several highlight-reel plays at the open-to-the-public practice at the Arena in Oakland. A couple thousand fans showed up to watch the hour-long event, which ended with the rookies singing their school's fight songs.

After some layup and shooting drills, the Warriors held a 10-minute scrimmage reminiscent of an All-Star Game. There were a bevy of 3-pointers and dunks. Davis and Richardson missed on a few more alley-oop attempts before Richardson finally slammed home a backwards dunk.

The practice ended with an impromptu dunk contest, highlighted by Davis throwing the ball off the glass and dunking it down backwards.
Sounds like it would have been great to go to. I didn't get a chance to make the open practice, if you went, how was it?


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