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Pistons guard Jose Calderon had only ever been a member of the Toronto Raptors before being dealt to Detroit in a three-team deal on Jan. 30. Calderon spent the better part of seven seasons in Toronto and when he returned as a visitor on Monday night, he fell back into old habits.
Both teams use the same tunnel in the Air Canada Centre, and as they walked to the locker room at halftime, Calderon began to veer left towards the Raptors’ locker room. After identifying that he was wearing blue, in a line of white jerseys, Calderon quickly realized his mistake as he caught a camera filming all the action.
Despite pulling an April Fools’ Day joke on himself, Calderon got the last laugh with the Pistons defeating the Raptors 108-98.
Check out the funny mishap in the video below.
(h/t Pro Basketball Talk)
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Former Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon let his old habits take over when the Detroit Pistons were at the Air Canada Center to play his former team. Calderon was absent-mindedly walking to the locker room when it had to be pointed out to him that he was heading to the wrong locker room. His old teammates got a good laugh out of it and Calderon knew he was destined for YouTube...
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Jose Calderon was traded to the Detroit Pistons earlier this season after spending seven and a half seasons with the Toronto Raptors. He made the walk to the home team locker room at the Air Canada Centre hundreds of times in the past so I think he can be excused for this gaffe in his first game back since the trade. His reaction when he realized the camera was on him is hilarious...
Detroit Pistons guard Jose Calderon spent the first seven-plus years of his career walking into the Raptors’ locker room in Toronto at halftime and upon the conclusion of games. Assuming he was present for every game during his Raptors career, that means he repeated that action nearly 500 times. Old habits die hard. On Monday night, Calderon visited Toronto as a member of the Pistons...
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Tweet The old saying goes that old habits die hard. At halftime of Monday’s game between the Toronto Raptors and the Detroit Pistons, Jose Calderon proved that to be quite true with this blunder: It would be embarrassing enough for an NBA player to try and walk down to the opposing team’s locker room. However, [...]
Classic April Fools prank on himself.
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