Spurs fans are very knowledgeable about the Spurs. They know Tim Duncan likes to hug the ball before tip-off, Coach Pop’s love of wine, or Tony Parker’s “rapping career.”
But did you know these tid-bits about Duncan and DeJuan Blair?
Friend of Project Spurs, Humberto Cervera, of News 4 WOAI TV in San Antonio, recently wrote about Duncan’s other pre-game ritual. Did you know he hangs on the back of the rim?
Everyone knows about Tim Duncan’s pregame ritual of hugging the ball, but that’s not the most interesting one he has on the court. Before the teams are announced the Spurs will turnout the lights in the arena and show a video on the Jumbotron. During that time, Tim will jump up and hang on the back of the rim facing the other side of the court. He swings there for a few seconds, and then gets back to the line for his name to be announced.
What about Blair? Talk about a workhorse. This is his PRE-GAME workout.
Dejuan Blair might be the hardest worker during these pregame sessions. No one steps off the court more out of breath or sweatier then ‘The Beast.’ Keep in mind this is a few hours prior to tip-off. It seems counterintuitive for someone to waste this kind of energy before the game, but it seems to work. You can see the development of his offensive game through these small workouts.
Spurs nation just got more knowledgeable about their beloved team. Also, don’t forget to hear Humberto’s guest appearance on the Spurscast where he spoke about Ian Mahinmi’s “work ethic” and other great inside information about the Spurs.
Check out Humbie’s blog to read the complete article.