I HOSTED AAU BASKETBALL TRYOUTS IN SAN ANTONIO!

Cam Wilder
20 Mar 202435:59

Summary

TLDRThe video transcript details a basketball tryout in San Antonio, where the team is selecting new players for the upcoming tournament. The process is led by a coach who is looking for talented shooters and players who can contribute to the team's success. Despite the high stakes, the atmosphere is lively and competitive, with the coach emphasizing the importance of teamwork and individual skills. The tryout concludes with the selection of six new players, who are welcomed into the team with enthusiasm.

Takeaways

  • 🏀 The speaker and crew are in San Antonio for basketball tryouts, aiming to select 6 or 7 new players for their squad.
  • ✈️ They arrived early for tryouts because the tournament director requires the roster a week in advance.
  • 🏆 The tryouts are private to avoid the chaos of a public event, focusing on quality over quantity.
  • 🤝 The top 50 potential players were selected for the tryouts, with the expectation of finding talent to strengthen the team.
  • 🏃‍♂️ The speaker emphasizes the importance of being a team player, not just a good scorer, and the need for hustle and communication.
  • 🎥 The tryouts and games will be documented and shared on social media, particularly on the speaker's Instagram.
  • 🏟️ The upcoming games are scheduled at Mission Concepcion Sports Park, with expectations of a large audience.
  • 🏆 The speaker is looking for 'dogs' on the court, implying players who are tough, competitive, and can win games.
  • 🏀 The tryout process includes shooting drills, 5-on-5 games, and one-on-one matchups to assess individual skills.
  • 👟 The speaker mentions the need for good free throw shooting, citing their team's previous season's percentage as a point of improvement.
  • 🤔 The speaker expresses surprise at the level of talent during the tryouts, making the selection process challenging.

Q & A

  • Why are the tryouts being held in San Antonio?

    -The tryouts are being held in San Antonio because the tournament director needs the roster a week before, and the team had to fly there directly after losing game four to select the best players for the squad.

  • How many players are expected to try out in San Antonio?

    -Around 30 to 50 kids are expected to try out in San Antonio.

  • What is the selection process for the tryouts?

    -The selection process involves a private tryout with the top 50 kids found by someone who was asked to find the best players in San Antonio.

  • How many new players is the team looking to add after the tryouts?

    -The team is looking to add six or possibly seven new players after the tryouts.

  • What is the significance of the Mission Conception Sports Park?

    -The Mission Conception Sports Park is the location where the team is playing on the coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  • How can interested parties find more information about the games?

    -Additional information, including where to buy tickets and the schedule, can be found on the speaker's Instagram account.

  • What was the speaker's reaction to being on the flight to San Antonio?

    -The speaker expressed disbelief and exhaustion about being on the flight to San Antonio, stating it was all Ray's idea.

  • What was the speaker's strategy for the tryouts?

    -The speaker planned to start with a shooting drill to get the players' legs loose before moving on to five-on-five games to see how they perform under pressure.

  • What was the speaker's comment on the team's free throw percentage from the previous year?

    -The speaker mentioned that the team's free throw percentage the previous year was 52%, which they found to be low and a point of humor.

  • What was the speaker's final decision regarding the new players?

    -The speaker decided to select six new players after observing their performance during the tryouts.

  • How did the speaker address the players during the tryouts?

    -The speaker addressed the players with a mix of encouragement and direct criticism, pushing them to perform better and be more competitive.

Outlines

00:00

🏀 Arrival and Purpose in San Antonio

The speaker has arrived in San Antonio for basketball tryouts. The purpose of the early tryouts is to finalize the roster for an upcoming tournament, as the tournament director requires it a week in advance. The speaker mentions a previous video involving a person named Ramela and expresses urgency due to a lost game, necessitating immediate action. They expect to select six or seven players from the top 50 trying out, emphasizing the private nature of the tryouts and the speaker's role in the selection process. The speaker also mentions other players like Nelson and Lavar who are already on the team and discusses the importance of finding skilled players for the team's success.

05:01

🏀 Initiating Tryouts and Setting Expectations

The speaker begins the tryouts with a shooting drill to assess the participants' shooting abilities. They emphasize the need for good shooters and the importance of being able to perform in front of crowds, anticipating an audience of about 2,000 people at the games. The speaker also introduces the existing team members participating in the tryouts and reiterates the goal of selecting six or seven new players. The tryout process includes a shooting drill and five-on-five games, with the speaker looking for team players who can score and play together effectively.

10:02

🏀 Observations and Selection Process

During the tryouts, the speaker observes the participants' skills, particularly their ability to shoot and play five-on-five. They note the presence of players with experience in state championship teams and express interest in their potential. The speaker is critical of the team's previous free throw percentage and uses this as a benchmark for the tryouts. They also emphasize the importance of teamwork, defense, and not looking 'dumb' on the court, highlighting the need for players who can contribute to the team's fast-paced style of play.

15:13

🏀 Impressive Performances and Team Spirit

The speaker comments on the good performances of the participants, appreciating the team play and the efforts made during the tryouts. They mention specific instances of good plays and rebounding, and express satisfaction with the level of talent observed. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of not being selfish and working together as a team, reinforcing the need for hustle and communication on the court.

20:17

🏀 Intensity and Finalizing the Roster

The speaker describes the intensity of the one-on-one drill and the players' determination to stand out. They mention the challenge of selecting the final player for the team, acknowledging the high level of competition among the participants. The speaker also discusses the decision-making process, highlighting the difficulty of choosing only a few from a pool of talented players. The selected players are welcomed to the team, and the speaker expresses surprise at the overall quality of the tryouts.

25:21

🏀 Closing Remarks and Appreciation

The speaker concludes the tryouts by expressing gratitude to all participants for their efforts. They reflect on their past connection to San Antonio and use local terminology to connect with the audience. The speaker also mentions their upcoming return to Atlanta and looks forward to seeing the participants again soon, indicating a continuation of the team's activities and the ongoing process of building the roster.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡San Antonio

San Antonio is the city where the video's events take place. It is significant as the location for the basketball tryouts being conducted by the speaker. The city is known for its rich sports culture and is used in the script to establish the setting and importance of the tryouts.

💡Tryouts

Tryouts refer to the process of selecting players for a sports team through competitive practice sessions and performances. In the video, tryouts are the central activity, with the speaker emphasizing the urgency and importance of selecting the right players for the squad.

💡Tournament Director

A Tournament Director is an individual responsible for organizing and overseeing the proceedings of a sports tournament. In the context of the video, the Tournament Director requires the team roster ahead of time, which influences the timing and urgency of the tryouts.

💡Roster

A roster is a list of players on a sports team. In the video, the roster is crucial as it determines the team's lineup and is needed by the Tournament Director prior to the tournament. The speaker is in the process of finalizing this roster through the tryouts.

💡Private Tryouts

Private tryouts are closed practice sessions where potential players are evaluated for team selection without a public audience. The speaker emphasizes the private nature of the tryouts to maintain a controlled environment and to avoid the chaos of a public event.

💡Shooting Drill

A shooting drill is a basketball training exercise aimed at improving a player's shooting accuracy and technique. In the video, the speaker plans to start with a shooting drill to warm up the players and assess their shooting skills before moving on to more complex activities.

💡Five on Five

Five on five refers to a full basketball game scenario where two teams of five players each compete against each other. The speaker wants to observe the tryout participants in a five on five setting to evaluate their overall basketball skills and teamwork.

💡One on One

One on one is a basketball drill where two players compete directly against each other, usually to improve individual skills such as offense and defense. The speaker uses one on one drills to further assess the abilities of the tryout participants in a more isolated setting.

💡Squad

In the context of the video, 'squad' refers to the group of players selected for the basketball team. The speaker is in the process of forming this squad through the tryouts, emphasizing the importance of selecting players who can contribute effectively to the team's success.

💡Hoopers

Hoopers is a colloquial term for basketball players. In the video, the speaker uses this term to refer to the participants in the tryouts and those who are being considered for the team.

💡Mission Concepcion Sports Park

Mission Concepcion Sports Park is the venue mentioned in the video where the speaker expects games to be held. It is significant as it provides context for the upcoming events and the scale of the tournament, with the expectation of a large audience.

Highlights

The team is in San Antonio for tryouts, aiming to select six or seven new players.

The tryouts are being held early to meet the tournament director's deadline of having the roster a week in advance.

The decision to hold private tryouts was influenced by the potential chaos of a public tryout, which could have resembled a park takeover event.

The team is looking for players who can shoot well, as shooting ability is a key requirement.

The tryout process includes a shooting drill to assess the participants' shooting skills.

The tryouts are attended by the top 30-50 players from San Antonio, as selected by someone who was tasked with finding the best talent.

The team already has some players like Nelson, Lavar, and Dayquan, and is looking to add six new faces.

The upcoming games are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Mission Concepcion Sports Park.

The team's social media presence, particularly on Instagram, is used to share additional information and ticket sales for the games.

The tryout process includes a one-on-one drill to evaluate individual skills and competitiveness.

The team is looking for players who can play together, emphasizing teamwork over individual scoring.

The team's free throw percentage from the previous year was 52%, and they aim to improve in this area.

The tryouts involve a five-on-five game format to assess how players perform in a team setting.

The team is interested in players who have experience in state championship teams, indicating a preference for competitive experience.

The team's selection process is rigorous, with only a few standout players being chosen from a large pool of participants.

The team values players who can play both offense and defense, not just focusing on scoring.

The tryouts are a high-stakes event, with players competing for a chance to earn a jersey and join the team.

Transcripts

00:03

hey guys um so we are currently in San

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Antonio now yall remember that ramela

00:09

video I filmed uh the last video we

00:12

filmed yeah literally hopped on a flight

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straight to San Antonio to do tryouts um

00:17

the reason we're doing tryouts so early

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is because the tournament director needs

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the roster a week before so we had to RW

00:27

lost game four we had to hop on a flight

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go straight here do triy outs and hop on

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another [ __ ] flight tomorrow back to

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Atlanta for game five all Ray's idea all

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Ray's idea right Ray uh a little bit all

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his idea um but yeah we F to go up in

00:42

here man we got supposedly the top 30 40

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50 kids in San Antonio are about to try

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out for the squad today we're picking up

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six players maybe seven it really

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depends on how good these guys are it's

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a private it's a private tryy out reason

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being he because if we did a try out

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[ __ ] would have probably turned out like

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the park Takeover in San Antonio um yall

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remember that [ __ ] we're not having it

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like can't this is tryouts this is not

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[ __ ] Galore let's have fun in that gym

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no no gyms was going for that out here

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so we had to do a private triy out 50

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kids I had somebody find the best 50 and

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uh we're here make sure y like comment

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subscribe we're doing [ __ ] one day

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trips to do tryouts for y'all boys I

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need 10K likes minimum cuz holy [ __ ] Ray

01:26

I'm tired man I can't believe you got me

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on this flight man that's crazy right

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right that's crazy yeah yes see so it's

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all Ray's idea U yeah we going to walk

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up in here we'll see what these kids is

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about some kids brought their parents

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[ __ ] I can't even cuss how I want to for

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real like I got to like be civilized

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like a professional I don't know I still

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might cuss at some of the kids but um

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let's go up in here man let's see what

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these kids is about San Antonio listen

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Friday Saturday Sunday Mission

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conception Sports Park is where we're

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playing um my Instagram cam Wilder

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follow it because that's where I'm

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posting the the dates the additional

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info where to buy tickets where to go

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all that [ __ ] it will be on my Instagram

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whenever the whenever the schedule drops

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follow the gramsky um we already have

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Nelson Nelson's already on the team he's

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playing in San Antonio Lavar is already

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on the team he's playing in San Antonio

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who else dayquan from o from rwot he's

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playing and romelo so we have four I

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need six more six new faces it's going

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to be fun let's head let's head in the

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gym man cuz uh it's hot as [ __ ] in San

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Antonio got this [ __ ] fullon [ __ ]

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hot as a [ __ ] out here

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man let's

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go wow

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embarrassing everything's locked in is

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it what up what

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up

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I

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[Music]

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I all right

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man

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um so for this to be a uh a church gym

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it's a big ass church

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gy so suppos this top 5050 kids in uh

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San Antonio so we about to see we about

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to get [ __ ] shaking in this bit

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um oh I see parents with

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kids I want to what if I want to call

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one of these kids a [ __ ] [ __ ] or

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what if I want to say yo you [ __ ]

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suck get the [ __ ] go home I can't

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like no just do it shut I [ __ ] do it

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okay I think we're going to start off um

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I don't want to go straight into fives

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don't straight in fives I think we're

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going to start off in like I want to see

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a shooting drill do L shooting drill um

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and then we go into five get their legs

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loose with the shooting drill calm shoot

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real professional we're getting real

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professional this [ __ ] area ladies

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and gentlemen um but once I see all

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these kids got their shoes on which it

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looks like it looks like we might be

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green we going to get started we going

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to get started I'm excited this going to

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be

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fun what you thinking R thinking be

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fun yeah we need hoopers man well cuz

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cuz cuz listen I got to listen the funny

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kids is great that shit's great but

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[ __ ] is trying to [ __ ] win this

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summer I'm not trying to [ __ ] lose I

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didn't pull up all the way to [ __ ]

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lose man so we trying to find some some

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dogs Man Real Deal Spiel I'm trying to

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find a [ __ ] dog and uh so far I see a

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bunch of weak [ __ ] none of these [ __ ]

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kids can guard me that's a

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fact all

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[Music]

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right hold on let me take

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ah

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man all right y'all boys tap

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in this is the first city of the

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summer now supposedly I was told this is

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like the top 30 40 kids I could find in

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San Antonio I had somebody find some

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kids for me in San Antonio so I need

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like seven of y'all I need seven yall

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how many got 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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12 that's perfect yeah I'm only choosing

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like six or seven 70 y today we have a

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we have games Friday Saturday Sunday

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next weekend at Mission

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conception we expect about 2,000 people

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to show up so I hope you guys are good

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with playing in front of crowds all

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right we're going to get you ready I'll

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get you ready but today we going to do a

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little shooting drill nothing too crazy

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to get y' legs loose and then we going

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to run

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fives um Lavar playing Nelson's playing

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romelo's playing and dayquan from OT is

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playing we just need six more yall boys

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ready man sir all right man so listen I

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need three lines down there three lines

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down here I need six

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basketballs we got

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one hey one one in each line one in each

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line I need three of y'all in the

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middle

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and then one ball this one one two three

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all right simple shooting drill y'all

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probably did this before these three

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right here come

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up shoot the midrange what you guys pass

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on down to that side y'all pass it shoot

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a midrange simultaneous okay we're going

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to make like I don't know like 50 and

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then we're going to switch to threes

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just a little shooting drill all

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right I want to see who can shoot man I

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need a shooter I need

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Shooters you can't shoot it's a problem

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all right let's

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[Music]

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go this is great back at it we got some

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Shooters back at it scouting and [ __ ]

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man this going to be fun who's this

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little [ __ ]

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kid who the [ __ ] is

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that I said ages 16 18 that's what I

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said right all right I'm going to bring

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that little [ __ ] over here watch

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this [ __ ] watch this [ __ ] I told y'all

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man fers and and playing games is not in

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my repertoire this [ __ ] year yeah

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when he gets done shooting I'm bringing

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his ass over

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here hey yo yo my guy yo you come here

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you come here come

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here come man what's your name uh David

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David so how old are you

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16 how old are you 16 so why' you why'd

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you hesitate before you said

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that I had to like N See this is crazy

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cuz I said ages 16 to 18 little nervous

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cuz is that what it is you're just

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nervous so you're 16 yeah what grade are

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you in I'm in 10th no right he's [ __ ]

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hesitating you're in 10th Grade huh all

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right well you're obviously the shortest

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kid out here so you going to have to

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show me something you have to put in a

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lot more effort than the other guys all

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right if you're actually 16 if I find

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out you 14 it's

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cooked all right get back in

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L he's like stuttering and [ __ ] I don't

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know man there's something about these

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kids there's something about these kids

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man got some shooter though a can't lie

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oh we might be him for sure oh I don't

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know okay very very shorts I like

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him oh he has a nice shot right here gr

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gray shirt in the middle right here in

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the

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middle he aot yeah okay you're right we

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do need white people they can shoot

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that's all they can they can they can

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definitely shoot we need we need some

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white people last year we didn't have

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many white people we had Jake and Nelson

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but does it count we have two Jak

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oh no we had River the green Shir oh

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yeah no Orlando don't count that [ __ ]

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don't count hey go threes go threes go

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threes yeah threes threes

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threes let's see who can shoot the rock

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man let's see who can shoot the

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rock okay great great oh that like a

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left hand of

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Jak

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[Music]

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left

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yeah I might have found one I think I

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already found one I think I think I

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found a couple I've seen some of these

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kids some these kids some of these kids

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have been on state championship teams in

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San Antonio you know what I'm saying so

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it's going to be interesting this is

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going to be interesting what I really

10:15

need to see though is that five on five

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[ __ ] you know looks is cool he passes

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the it test but he better not be [ __ ]

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dog [ __ ] if you can't make a full court

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[ __ ] layup I'm going to choose one of

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them to make a free throw if they miss

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down and

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back right warm up we going to get the

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real quick but there's one thing I want

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to do first um so our free throw

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percentage last year was like

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52% what the [ __ ] y'all laughing at

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y'all laughing okay for sure um Ohio

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State come up you laughing hard as

10:53

hell so you was laughing that people

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can't make free throws you missed this

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down and back

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[Music]

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all right I'm going switch y up in the

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four teams uh we going to run fo let's

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see one down there two in actually in

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the middle middle in the middle Ohio

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state three actually hey come to half

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this side you right here you over there

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who else is

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this you right here all right

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perfect you over

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there you right

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here blue over there

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[Music]

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and top this [ __ ] over here you over

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here all right

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boom

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over

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there you right

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here put me some where someone throw me

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some LS you can't [ __ ] d i I swear to

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Y can this [ __ ] D I swear let me see

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let see it hey let see y you want me to

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do it yeahall real quick about hold on

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one second y I got to see something I

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got to see

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something y get

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Hy oh

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[ __ ] I told

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you

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[Applause]

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okay all right he got me okay okay you

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go over there you go

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there

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[Music]

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godamn oh [ __ ] all right y'all two on

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first y two on

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side all right look look 1 we don't

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don't forget please play together I

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don't need no ball hog I I I I know who

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can go score I got [ __ ] who can score

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I know who can score I know who can ball

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play together set screens talk hustle

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all right we going to go to Five all one

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ones that don't mean don't shoot threes

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though you know what I'm saying um five

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all ones play together and uh let's not

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look sloppy we'll

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go oh they would have run yo these

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[ __ ] is talking like I won't bust they

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ass all right bro hey I [ __ ] with that

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come on that was hard all right check

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right here we go I [ __ ] with that that

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was tough I got to see if you can play

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[ __ ] basketball though uh I'm going

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tell him like I told him gain of five

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all once um let's play together I know

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who can score I know who can just by

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seeing y'all play play basketball um set

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screens get in and go we don't play Slow

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we play

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Fast um and just don't look dumb out

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here man straight like that cuz if you

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look dumb I'm call your ass out if I

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make it they get ball if I miss it they

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get

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ball that last [ __ ] was

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nasty G the five all

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[Music]

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one

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that boy boed that

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[Applause]

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[Music]

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d

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[Music]

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good

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rebound get

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[Music]

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that right oh yeah he yeah

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okay nice little oop nothing too crazy

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nothing too crazy

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[Music]

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okayy

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okay

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[Music]

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up top up top up top up

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top 31

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3-1 41

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41 a good move good kids here yeah we

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got some good [ __ ] hoopers here man

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I'm [ __ ] with

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[Music]

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it

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[Applause]

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[Music]

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hey all right I want the two winning

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teams on two winning

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teams so I probably say I've seen I've

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seen like three so far huh I've seen a

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good three like three solid ones there's

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obviously some like there's more good

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ones but I need to see them play more

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basketball against different people you

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know what I'm saying I just want to see

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it want to see them

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[Music]

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oh

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[Music]

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St what the

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[Music]

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[ __ ] let's go let's go go

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to low to

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[Music]

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low two one two

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one

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stay here stay here stay

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[Music]

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here let's

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[Music]

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go

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come

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on

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[Applause]

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team play right n dun that

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[ __ ] I didn't know you had bounce okay

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[Music]

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okay

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[ __ ] come

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[Music]

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on are you okay

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[Applause]

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[Music]

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oh yeah

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d

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I

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[Applause]

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like what's his name darl hey go uh go

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11 two to three

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y need water y need

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water

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okay okay they don't need no water okay

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they ain't [ __ ] I [ __ ] with it I'll

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[ __ ] with

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it 3 3

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3 going that

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way I saw

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that oh my God

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[Music]

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someone set one someone set one

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moving he getting

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rebounds get out get

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out

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[Music]

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let's go let's

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go you let it go