HOUSTON — Professional athletes tend to be routine oriented, and NBA players are no different. From pregame meals to naps after shootaround, certain music before games or a specific warm-up routine, players prefer to stick to a strict schedule.

For 58 games this season, Emmanuel Mudiay and Darrell Arthur had their own pregame routine. During player introductions and occasionally in warmups, the two Dallas natives channeled their inner Michael Jackson and put on crowd-pleasing performances before tip-off.

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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind