"Were you happy about coming to Utah?"
"I would've loved to play for the Pacers if I could have chosen, but Utah is a great organization!"
I had never watched a full pre-game warmup before; probably because it's mostly not available to the public. I learned a few things: players don't all warm-up on the court on the same time. At most, we saw 3 players shooting around at the same time. It was like they would take turns coming in and out of the locker room and out onto the court. Of course, none of the "Miami Thrice" showed up before the game. Their tunnel was crowded by 100's of fans when the doors opened to the public at 5:30. None of them got their LBJ or D-Wade autographs. We did see Erick Dampier and Juwan Howard up close. No one really cared.
|The gang...with the television cast.|