LA Clippers will work out using Zoom during hiatus

LA Clippers (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The LA Clippers will be conducting team workouts via the videoconferencing service Zoom during the NBA’s ongoing coronavirus hiatus.

Life as we know it has changed drastically in the last few week, for everyone. We’ve all had to adjust to spending most of our time at home, away from friends, family members, and regular public spaces like bars, restaurants, movie theaters, sports events, and gyms. Many are adjusting to these changes by adding at-home workouts and video chats with friends to their daily routine. The LA Clippers have joined this bandwagon, as they will be holding team workouts using the videoconferencing service Zoom.

Shams Charna has reported that both the Clippers and the Lakers will begin using the service for team workouts. Until now, players have been left to workout on their own at home, causing some concern about staying in game shape as many players do not have adequate home-gyms as they tend to rely on their team facilities.

The Lakers Danny Green talked about this to the Orange County Register’s Kyle Goon, saying “Most guys would ask, ‘What the hell do I need a home gym for? I have one I can always go to.’ It’s usually a good reason to get out of the house, too. But now, when you can’t get out of the house, it’s like, ‘Oh (expletive), what do we do now?’ You might go in your garage, find weights, get a run in, bike or work on the stairs. Anything you can do.”

Turns out that many NBA players are running into the same types of issues as everyone else when it comes to their normal health and fitness routines. As regular fitness buffs are turning to online workouts, makeshift home equipment, and apps for help, so too are the professionals.

Turns out that stars are just like us in more ways than we may have thought.

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Hopefully the videoconferencing service will help the LA Clippers stay connected to each other as well as keep them in shape for the eventual return to NBA action.

After all, there’s only so much NBA 2K one can play before they start wanting to get up and do something else.