A recent article in the New York Times' "Play" magazine section gave a good overview about how out of date warm-up stretching practices are at all levels of sport, including basketball.
The article, available at
discusses the importance of using a dynamic, movement-based warm-up routine to improve performance and (possibly) reduce the risk of injury.
Want to learn some good pre-game and pre-practice stretches?
Take a look at this video:
Even though it's done as a tennis warm-up, many of the stretches are useful before playing basketball.
While static stretches (like the ones the Hot Pink Grannies team is doing above) are great to do after practice and games, those in the know are incorporating dynamic routines. Now that you know, be sure you warm up the "new" and improved way.
Better be ready. Those Grannies got game.