As the NBA season progresses, players are finding ways to keep themselves in shape ahead of training camp next month.
While many players run their own off-season training schedules, others play in various pro-am events across the country that take place every summer.
This weekend, veteran NBA guard Isaiah Thomas hosted his seventh annual “Zeke-End” pro-am tournament at Tacoma Community College in Washington.
The event attracted several NBA players, including newly acquired Hawks guard Dejounte Murray, as well as Magic rookie Paolo Banchero.
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And after playing Murray over the weekend, Banchero probably wished he hadn’t snagged them in Tacoma.
Murray embarrassed the Magic rookie, going up and down on Banchero, throwing an alley to himself off the board, then dipping into the top pick of 2022. Murray then landed on his feet and made sure to tell Banchero all about what he had just done to him.
Here’s the clip of the ridiculous game from two different angles:
While Murray had the last laugh in the pro-am, Banchero won’t soon forget the game, and it should see some interesting matchups between the Magic and the Hawks this season.
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