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do u guys?

i get pickup games a few times a week at the courts near my house when the weather is good

<3 <3 <3 one of my favorite activities

jhøshea, Friday, 25 April 2008 22:51 (eleven years ago) link

Haven't played a real game in 15 or so years.

Alex in SF, Friday, 25 April 2008 22:56 (eleven years ago) link

Used to love playing when I was in high school though.

Alex in SF, Friday, 25 April 2008 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

aww

ive played a few times at those courts in the panhandle (this is what they call that little strip extending out from golden gate park right) when visiting my sister

jhøshea, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah that used to be a good pickup game spot (also down at Dolores Park too IIRC.)

Alex in SF, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:04 (eleven years ago) link

been a couple years. we've been trying to organize a game for about a month now and everyone has endless excuses - bad back, got jazz tix, hangnail, moon is waning, feeling old at 30, etc

6335, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:25 (eleven years ago) link

dude just go down to where people play and get next - i usually go w/at least one friend - but theres no need to bring a complete game w/you - that is the beauty

jhøshea, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:27 (eleven years ago) link

havent played since sr year in hs, havent put any effort into it since jr year

this used to be my friends favorite pastime but theyve all gotten too fat & lazy, same as me

deeznuts, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:32 (eleven years ago) link

While jhoshea is OTM that it's to get in pick-up games, it's a little harder to do if you haven't played in ages and your instincts and shot are totally pathetic (esp. pickup basketball can get a little intimidating IMO.) Still pick up a ball and practice your shot and you'll get it back eventually.

Alex in SF, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

just play in shitty games til u get yr confidence back is all

or if yr feeling brave just get pwnd for a little while

jhøshea, Friday, 25 April 2008 23:41 (eleven years ago) link

i played a couple weeks ago after a 3 month+ layoff; i tried to stay out of games just shooting by myself but got cajoled into full on 5 on 5 sos i wouldn't look like a pussy, and surprised myself with how well i did. just played lowkey, concentrated on defense and hit a couple open jumpers. panting like a dog though, i need to start running again.

tremendoid, Saturday, 26 April 2008 01:10 (eleven years ago) link

i have glass ankles unfortunately, since my teens it seems like i can never play regularly for more than 2 months before catastrophe strikes. i never had hops to begin with so no biggie, my shot is still there

tremendoid, Saturday, 26 April 2008 01:14 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I'm a smoker + I hairline fractured my right ankle a couple years ago and never really had it treated = I will probably never play in a pickup game again in my life. Which sucks.

Clay, Saturday, 26 April 2008 01:33 (eleven years ago) link

haha i've probably fractured mine or worse half a dozen times, i don't know what it would take to actually have them looked at by a doctor, now one of my ankles clicks just about every step i take but it doesn't really hurt anymore. last week i thought about picking up some 9.99 starburys to replace my tim duncans (!), i don't learn i guess. can't bring myself to buy nikes but the non-sweatshop shits suck for the most part.

tremendoid, Saturday, 26 April 2008 01:55 (eleven years ago) link

god, mine still hurts like hell, particularly in the winter and occasionally just fucking buckles on me and I nearly fall over. This is most awesome when crossing streets.

Clay, Saturday, 26 April 2008 02:01 (eleven years ago) link

i play when i can, which isn't much these days. my handle has left me completely. more than one dribble with the left is an adventure.

hytop, Saturday, 26 April 2008 02:14 (eleven years ago) link

i use the racquetball court at a gym that doubles as a b-ball half-court. i'd rather use an outdoor court but i don't know of one near me. hadn't really played in years but my shot came back pretty quick

am0n, Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

i love playing pickup basketball #1 advantage of free gym @ college

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

i am only okay but soooo much fun

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

actually i just thought of one court that i could probably walk to. just need a ball pump

am0n, Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

I'm saving my body for old age. Hard cuts to the basket are not part of the program. I like to walk too much to chance it.

Aimless, Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

just camp out and shoot threes

hytop, Saturday, 26 April 2008 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

I will fuck you all up. I hadn't played all that much in the last few years , but started playing more often recently with this dude from work. He works out every day and runs full court games at his gym 6X/week. I SUCK at decision-making in a 5on5 game, but made him eat his trash-talking words in 1on1. He's Mr Testosterone and takes shit way too seriously, which is pretty annoying but I still have fun.

Granny Dainger, Saturday, 26 April 2008 23:23 (eleven years ago) link

just remembered this is like a 5 min from me but the names on the wall make it look like some "locals only" shit.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/442365195_d1b606bf52_o.jpg

am0n, Sunday, 27 April 2008 00:18 (eleven years ago) link

lol n e 1 here got mad ups??? i'll be the first to admit i can't even come close to dunking

am0n, Sunday, 27 April 2008 00:21 (eleven years ago) link

http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2006/11/WMCJ.jpg

am0n, Sunday, 27 April 2008 00:22 (eleven years ago) link

i can barely touch rim and my hands are smaller than 95% of girls I've known. So nope, can't dunk neither.

Granny Dainger, Sunday, 27 April 2008 01:08 (eleven years ago) link

i think i can get like halfway up the net or some shit on a good day

J0rdan S., Sunday, 27 April 2008 07:41 (eleven years ago) link

i once did like a rub dunk on a crooked outdoor rim. it was not pretty. my brothers got the good genes.

hytop, Sunday, 27 April 2008 17:03 (eleven years ago) link

thread title makes me think of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0yoPVAOJTk

am0n, Sunday, 27 April 2008 20:25 (eleven years ago) link

grazed the rim once or twice back in high school days. how tall are u guys? i'm about 5'11 and i can probably barely touch the net now

6335, Sunday, 27 April 2008 20:48 (eleven years ago) link

oh come on, even a 5'11" with laimbeer hops could easily touch net. (I'm 6ft, 170. Just like AI!)

Granny Dainger, Monday, 28 April 2008 13:20 (eleven years ago) link

I rolled my ankle something fierce at a pick up game on saturday. swelling is down now but I’m still listed as day to day.

carne asada, Monday, 28 April 2008 14:12 (eleven years ago) link

last week i thought about picking up some 9.99 starburys to replace my tim duncans (!), i don't learn i guess. can't bring myself to buy nikes but the non-sweatshop shits suck for the most part.

-- tremendoid, Friday, April 25, 2008 9:55 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Link

dude no youve probably heard this but everyone says those shits fuck up yr feet

its pretty sad cause what a great - lol right after they came out and people started complaining abt their feet marbury was all wtf i wear them theyre great - of course he was out w/a foot injury at the time

shaq has some wicked cheap shoes too http://payless.resultspage.com/shoes/Shaquille

my current dedicated basketball intended for tennis foot environment http://i30.tinypic.com/rbilbn.jpg

jhøshea, Monday, 28 April 2008 14:32 (eleven years ago) link

i played almost everyday from 8 to 19 but the last time i played was about 13 years ago in york beach, maine. i was abused by some 6' 7" 17 year old. my tar-coated lungs just couldn't get it done. it was embarrassing.

my heart would probably explode if i tried to play a full court game today.

chicago kevin, Monday, 28 April 2008 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

eh yr a wirey guy right - i bet you could get back in shape pretty easily - it the extra weight thatll really hold you back

jhøshea, Monday, 28 April 2008 16:56 (eleven years ago) link

wiry, skeletal, whatever. mid 30s, smoking for over half my life now, not sure i could actually get back in shape. i'll bet i could still nail the open j though.

chicago kevin, Monday, 28 April 2008 17:26 (eleven years ago) link

"either you slangin' crack-rock or you got a wicked jump shot"

carne asada, Monday, 28 April 2008 17:36 (eleven years ago) link

annoying playground ball trend, pt 1: you score 15 or so quick points in 21 or 32, and then mofos start playing "defense" on you ie hacking like mad
annoying playground ball trend, pt 2: 3 other dudes playing, you come in, and no one wants to play 2 on 2, just 1 on 1 b.s.

Granny Dainger, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 01:03 (eleven years ago) link

omg ive been so on fire the last couple days - yesterday i mustve shot like 15/22 over the course of three games of 4 on 4 to 16 - hitting crazy threes off the dribble off balance floaters layups high of the glass everything - against good players too!

jhøshea, Thursday, 8 May 2008 13:09 (eleven years ago) link

i'm going to try and get back out there this weekend. hope the ankle holds up.

carne asada, Thursday, 8 May 2008 13:43 (eleven years ago) link

do you have any sort of brace? i bought one a couple years ago, but I think it's too small cause there's more pain with wearing it than without.

Granny Dainger, Thursday, 8 May 2008 14:08 (eleven years ago) link

yah prob too small - do you do any sort of strengthening exercises? def worthwhile. weird muscular over compensation/weakening as the result of a single injury is often what leads to the chronic variety.

jhøshea, Thursday, 8 May 2008 14:12 (eleven years ago) link

i don't have a brace. i was just gonna go with a tape wrap and see how it feels.

carne asada, Thursday, 8 May 2008 14:34 (eleven years ago) link

it doesnt count if u only play against white ppl btw

cankles, Thursday, 8 May 2008 18:00 (eleven years ago) link

well duh

Granny Dainger, Thursday, 8 May 2008 18:12 (eleven years ago) link

LOL! i play against a lot of filipinos. i dominate the boards but the dudes kill me with their quicks. i pretty much suck. it all about the cardio workout for me anyways.

carne asada, Thursday, 8 May 2008 18:34 (eleven years ago) link

for the record canky where i play its abt 50/50 white/black w/one puerto rican dude whos better than everyone

jhøshea, Thursday, 8 May 2008 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

"some of my best teammates have been black!!"

am0n, Thursday, 8 May 2008 19:40 (eleven years ago) link

lol

it really is a different world

mookieproof, Friday, 18 October 2019 19:25 (three months ago) link

thank god he's not super tall (6'2") or I'd have no hope of defending him

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:28 (three months ago) link

There was an argument over whose ball it was. He said he'll shoot for it. I say uh yeah if you shoot from 3 with your left hand. He smiles at me and swishes it. "haha fuck you man" I say.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:30 (three months ago) link

https://www.lmtonline.com/sports/article/Swarm-in-SA-after-roster-shakeup-ends-losing-10907808.php

He's Cam. So 2.5 yrs ago was getting paid to play ball. I couldn't even make my middle school team lol (though I would've made his middle school team. less competition out here).

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:35 (three months ago) link

hype video!!

mookieproof, Friday, 18 October 2019 20:43 (three months ago) link

lol Killa Cam. Bet he gave himself that nickname.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

Cacciatore huh? Harden should just let him have the cooking celebration with a name like that

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 18 October 2019 21:14 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

This new guy showed up to invite-only run at this Mormon church. After 5 mins of full court action, he was totally gassed and sat out for a few minutes, then finished the game. Could tell he was still completely exhausted and trying to catch his breath. I stepped out to go blow my nose in bathroom, come back and dude is passed out on floor convulsing. Yeesh. Apparently he stood up and blacked out, crashed to the floor and smacked his head hard. Quite a bit of blood on the court.
He was fairly lucid by time paramedics arrived, and was able to walk out on his own and get driven to the hospital to stitch up the gash in back of his head. Crazy.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 18:18 (one month ago) link

Some non-hooping Mormons came over to see what was going on, and offered to give him a blessing. He accepted. One of them had a lil vial of holy water that they splashed on him I think? Very bizarre thing to witness for someone like me who was raised without religion.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 18:19 (one month ago) link

fuck

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:37 (one month ago) link

think i prob mentioned itt when it happened that i broke a guys nose w the top of my head driving to the hole

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:38 (one month ago) link

block or charge

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:59 (one month ago) link

think i prob mentioned itt when it happened that i broke a guys nose w the top of my head driving to the hole

― lag∞n, Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:38 PM (twenty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

did this to one of my best friends about a year ago tok

k3vin k., Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:01 (one month ago) link

Damn hope that guy got checked out a bit beyond the stitches, convulsing after a blow to the back of the head is a bad sign.

omar little, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:21 (one month ago) link

sounds intense dang

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:22 (one month ago) link

damn that's really scary.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:54 (one month ago) link

yeah I hope hospital staff were thorough, but he was answering all the paramedic's questions (eg what day of the week is it, what's your DOB, etc) correctly. I guess symptoms from a head injury can not show up days later tho? was just good to see him walking, giving everyone daps on the way out.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 21:10 (one month ago) link

block or charge

― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

think it was a block but tight call def

lag∞n, Friday, 22 November 2019 05:20 (one month ago) link

https://imgur.com/a/pp07rSh

dude was running from cops and gave himself up right in front of the hoops I was at yesterday. Sounded like caught soliciting underage sex. Yeesh stay classy Cottonwood.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 25 November 2019 21:56 (one month ago) link

So that guy who fainted and cut open his head last week died. Crazy. Apparently was headed to Phoenix for more testing and died en route. They think this head injury was the last straw following several of them when he was younger and played football. Such a sad story. If he didn't try standing up while lightheaded, would prob still be alive.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:37 (one month ago) link

Died 2 days ago so it was several days after his injury.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:38 (one month ago) link

holy cow

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:39 (one month ago) link

Wow man wtf that is insane

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:49 (one month ago) link

jeez

k3vin k., Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:46 (one month ago) link

yeesh

micah, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:33 (one month ago) link

Holy shit that’s awful

omar little, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:26 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Have had 3 guys who haven't been at open gym in months reach out to me today asking if we're playing tonight. Ah New Year's resolutions.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 2 January 2020 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

be nice!

peloton for the painfully alone (m bison), Thursday, 2 January 2020 22:34 (two weeks ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:55 (two weeks ago) link

I still keep thinking about that dude that died...

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:57 (two weeks ago) link

So there's action shot of me hoopin in the local paper. Showed it to Mr Semi-Pro, Cam. Then he shows me pic of him on a huge fucking billboard in Laredo TX lolol ok you win dude.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:41 (three days ago) link

pics or it didnt happen

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:44 (three days ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/qqPFnfR.jpg

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:54 (three days ago) link

his pic is on his instagram but I'm not on instagram so don't know his account

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:54 (three days ago) link

Killer. But did it go in?

Fetchboy, Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:59 (three days ago) link

It had to have. I'm terrible at finishing except for my righty scoops and reverses from left side.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:02 (three days ago) link

mind you I do usually use my left from the left side, but sometimes you gotta go righty to avoid defender blk attempt from behind

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:05 (three days ago) link

if dude on left looks high af, it's because he is

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:06 (three days ago) link

haha love it! ive tried hooping in hats before and cant do it. holds in too much heat for me. same with headbands.

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:16 (three days ago) link

I wear one when I need a haircut. I sweat a lot so it's basically there as a sweatband.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:22 (three days ago) link

While ago this guy was clowning on me for it. Like in a mean way. I barely knew him so it wasn't friendly joshing. I go "seriously is that the best trash talk you got? That you don't approve of my hat as a fashion choice?". Many months later it was just him and I in the gym and we had a big long deep conversation. He apologized for how he acted towards me initially. Turns out he was scared of me, is a big Kobe fan, and so was trying to mentally fuck with me lol.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:26 (three days ago) link

lmao random pick up ballers trying to adopt that #MambaMentality

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:29 (three days ago) link

lol ikr. I'm like uh you realize this is just a pickup game in small town Arizona right?? Around that time, this woman got super physical with me. Like going out of her way to take cheap shots at me. Turns out it was that dude's wife! She was pissed cause he and I were jawing that one time.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:33 (three days ago) link

woww

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:36 (three days ago) link

if there's one thing you can do, it's finger-roll

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:42 (three days ago) link

hahah props to dudes wife tho sticking up for her man

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:43 (three days ago) link

Yep it was kinda cool actually. Except when I called her an idiot (after I called her out on the cheap shots she was all up in my face, yelling nonsense. I wanted to punch her so I felt she got off easy with a light insult), she threw out "you're a racist!". They're both native american. Lost any respect for her then.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:47 (three days ago) link

imo invite them both over for brunch

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:50 (three days ago) link

Last week I had to suspend this kid for a couple months. He threw a vicious elbow 2 feet from me. After game he asks me what exactly he did wrong. I explained that no matter what he thought another player did to him, he can't respond that way. He kept trying to justify it. I said sorry man there's no justification, if another player is playing dirty or whatever, let me know and I'll address it. Then he just stares at me and goes "you know you're a bitch right?". Uh ok? "What're you gonna do about it? Call the police cause you're a lil bitch? Let's 'go outside' right now."
He's actually a pretty sweet guy off the court. I've given him rides to the gym several times. Just gets hot-headed on the court. Maybe a napoleon complex too. This was like the 4th incident with him wanting to fight someone. Straw that broke camel's back.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:54 (three days ago) link

oh I'm totally cool with that native guy now. He hardly comes tho cause he lives up on the rez.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:54 (three days ago) link


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