Wednesday 24th April 2024,
The Hoop Doctors

Heat Players to Wear Wristbands Containing Plays

This sort of thing is typical in the NFL, where the quarterback has plays in his wristband that he barks out in the huddle. But I didn’t think this was necessary in basketball. In fact, an NBA offense shouldn’t be so complicated whereas it would need wristbands.

In the offseason, Erik Spoelstra picked the brains of various football coaches, and came away with some ideas.

Spoelstra has given Miami Heat point guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole wristbands with the team’s play calls on it to wear in practices and shootarounds.

“It looks just like the quarterbacks’,” Chalmers said, “something that Peyton Manning or one of them would wear.”

The wristbands were given to the point guards within the past two weeks to help them learn Miami’s system.


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