With the NBA offseason underway, players are finding ways to keep themselves in shape ahead of training camp next month.
While many players conduct their own offseason workout regimens, others compete in various pro-am events held across the country each summer.
Veteran NBA guard Isaiah Thomas played his seventh “Zeke-End” Pro-Am tournament at Tacoma Community College in Washington this weekend.
The event attracted several NBA players, including newly acquired Eagles guard Dejounte Murray, and Magic rookie Paul Banchero.
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After taking on Murray over the weekend, Banchero may wish he didn’t tie them up in Tacoma.
Murray embarrassed the Magic rookie by rolling up and down on Banchero, throwing an alley-oop at himself from the rebound and then dunking on the 2022 No. 1 pick. Then Murray stood up and made sure to tell Banchero what he had just done to him.
Here’s a clip of the ridiculous drama from two different angles:
While Murray had the last laugh in the pro-am matchup, Banchero won’t soon forget the game, which should make for some interesting matchups between the Magic and Hawks this season.
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