Ah, Vegas, the American capital of team-building.
Much of the news out of Clippers training camp has been the same — everybody feels good, the chemistry is there, they might make Las Vegas their permanent training camp home, and dinner and a show together is all the nightlife they need. It looks like this is a case of no news being good news, since a tumultuous camp often leads to a tumultuous preseason, which leads to thinking that the world "tumultuous" is a really weird word. It also means that everyone has remained completely injury-free. So, let's recap the day!
The Clippers posted this video of Blake Griffin and Hedo Turkoglu working on their soccer skills by kicking a basketball around and bouncing it off their heads, like a couple of mature adults getting ready for a long NBA season. Look, guys, we were all excited by the World Cup, but basketballs are heavy and you're freaking me out (but still, the athleticism!).
Big Baby's weight loss is no matter to Doc Rivers.
Doc Rivers on Glen Davis losing weight: "it's like throwing a deck chair off the Queen Mary."— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) October 3, 2014
Finally, those of us who were waiting with bated breath to see if Diplo approves of training camp can breathe easy now.
Biggup @LAClippers showing out at preseason scrimmage in LV— BABY DADDY (@diplo) October 3, 2014
And here, we see Doc and Dip just talkin' pick and rolls and bass drops, I guess.
I must say, I'm not as familiar with Diplo as some are, but I can tell for sure that this guy is mad cool. I mean, look at those sunglasses! And indoors! Such ease.
But back to basketball. Would you look at that form?!
Blake Griffin's spot-up shot looks A LOT better. Nailed about 10 3-pointers in a row at one point. pic.twitter.com/fJRDeTsWcs— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) October 3, 2014
The great Ralph Lawler posted this sweet photo, from the UNLV facility where the Clippers are holding camp:
sitting in shadow of legendary H of F coach Jerry Tarkanian on campus of UNLV as Clips enter day 4 of training camp. pic.twitter.com/H2zp2EgXTZ— Ralph Lawler (@Ohmeomy) October 3, 2014
Also worth sharing is yet another sweet photo of the great Ralph Lawler, killin' it in those jeans:
Lastly, in case you missed it, the Clippers announced today that they'll be holding a free, open to the public scrimmage at the Galen Center on Wednesday.
Only one more day of training camp remains — what might Saturday hold? Probably less Diplo.