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NBA’s Pelicans land at The Greenbrier

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Samuel Speciale White Sulphur Springs Elementary students swarm New Orleans Pelicans forward Jeff Adrien for autographs after a scrimmage game at The Greenbrier. The Pelicans, which moved its training camp from its facilities in New Orleans to the posh resort, opened up its Wednesday practice to the public. The team will wrap up its four-day camp on Friday.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Samuel Speciale
White Sulphur Springs Elementary students swarm New Orleans Pelicans forward Jeff Adrien for autographs after a scrimmage game at The Greenbrier. The Pelicans, which moved its training camp from its facilities in New Orleans to the posh resort, opened up its Wednesday practice to the public. The team will wrap up its four-day camp on Friday.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The sound is unmistakable.

There’s the rubber soles squeaking on polished hardwood floors, the erratic thump-thump-thump of a bouncing leather ball and the grunting and taunts of towering athletes as they advance up and down the court.

“Give me the ball,” one of them shouts, hand raised, leaning into the man guarding him.

The ball zips through the air and leather meets flesh. A few maneuvers later, he shoots and the ball arches toward the basket.

Swish.

Professional basketball has come to West Virginia.

It may have only been the second day of training camp for the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Pelicans, whose players are practicing this week at The Greenbrier resort…

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