The Rainbow Warrior basketball team suited up together for the first time on Monday. But don’t get too excited — it was just for the media, and full practices haven’t even started yet.
That comes Friday.
All 14 ‘Bows (plus coaching staff) made themselves available in uniform.
Here’s the team by general position — point/combo guards, wings, and bigs.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers opened preseason training camp at the Stan Sheriff Center. The UH coaching staff and about half the Rainbows players took the opportunity to watch the Clips’ walkthrough.
The UH coaches got to meet NBA legend Jerry West — AKA The Logo — who is now a consultant with the Clippers.
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Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin said he comes here every summer with family.
“(I eat) everything when I come here,” Griffin said. “Big poke bowl fan. I’ve been to Kauai probably more than any other island. I love it. … Even poi. Everything. There’s nothing I won’t try.”
The Clippers are here as a team for the first time. They are the “home” team in the Clippers Hawaii Classic and will play the Toronto Raptors in a pair of exhibitions at the Sheriff on Sunday (4 p.m.) and Tuesday (7 p.m.). Tickets are still readily available for both games.
The Raptors don’t arrive until Friday. They are scheduled to train at ‘Iolani.