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10-10-2008, 08:05 AM
"Playing outside is returning to the roots of basketball."
-Marv Albert

This article is from the Rocky Mountain News, so it's somewhat Nuggets-centered, but it's still just overall a pretty interesting overview of some NBA history regarding playing outdoors (this will be just the second game ever), as well as the nostalgia some of the players are feeling about playing outside again. Just a good read, which is why I'm posting it in the main NBA forum here.

Nuggets ready for historic outdoor preseason game

Memories this weekend will flow back to Kirkwood Park in Atlanta, Cloverdale Park in Baltimore and Lakewood (N.J.) Community Center.

Those were some of the places Nuggets players took it outside as youngsters, battling on cement or asphalt. It was no concussion, no foul.

It will be a lot different when the Nuggets face the Phoenix Suns on wood Saturday night at the 16,000-seat Indian Wells

(Calif.) Tennis Garden. But the preseason game will still be outside, the second one in NBA history.

"It will probably (bring back memories)," said guard Anthony Carter, whose Nuggets open the preseason tonight against Minnesota at the Pepsi Center before flying to California immediately after the game. "The sun might be out. The moon or something. It's just going to be fun."..

read the rest of the story here... (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/oct/09/nuggets-ready-for-historic-outdoor-preseason/)