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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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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

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

i am only okay but soooo much fun

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

just camp out and shoot threes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

it doesnt count if u only play against white ppl btw

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

well duh

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

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

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

damn that's really scary.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:54 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) link

holy cow

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:39 (seven months ago) link

Wow man wtf that is insane

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

jeez

k3vin k., Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:46 (seven months ago) link

yeesh

micah, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:33 (seven months ago) link

Holy shit that’s awful

omar little, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:26 (seven months 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 (six months ago) link

be nice!

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

lol

lag∞n, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:55 (six months ago) link

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

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:57 (six months 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 (five months ago) link

pics or it didnt happen

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

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

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

Killer. But did it go in?

Fetchboy, Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:59 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

woww

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:36 (five months ago) link

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

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:42 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

Just broke my 2nd pair of glasses in as many months. Anybody here ever do goggles?

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 05:01 (five months ago) link

think most ppl use contacts

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 05:07 (five months ago) link

It would feel like I was lying.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 05:08 (five months ago) link

Plus goggles look sick.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 05:08 (five months ago) link

yeah i mean by all means dont think theres anything wrong w them after all this guy scored the most points

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

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 05:13 (five months ago) link

when I was a kid, before I got contacts, I begged my mom for Ho Grant style RecSpecs googles. Got them and immediately HATED them. Very uncomfortable. The strap on back of head presses them against the only contact point on the front of head: just above bridge of the nose. If strap is too hard, that spot starts to hurt almost immediately. If strap is too loose, the goggles jiggle around like crazy. And as soon as you get sweaty, they start sliding around some no matter what.
There's prob better versions/concepts for goggles now but there's def a reason why you hardly see any players wear them.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 17:16 (five months ago) link

yeah good point i hate shit like that i tried to run with a camelback once and it drove me insane

lag∞n, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 17:45 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

any ideas for our league team name??
team facts:
we have no bigs
all wites with 1 asian
1 old guy (me) and rest are 20s-30
we met by playing at Sedona open gym (rest of teams aren't from Sedona)
we're all pretty goofy but have competitive streaks

1st yr team names was Plain White Ts (I didn't realize this was a band name)
2nd yr was FootSpeed, some sort of inside joke I was half in on, I think making fun of coachspeak cliches

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 6 February 2020 20:04 (five months ago) link

'we have no bigs' is my favorite

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 7 February 2020 03:01 (five months ago) link

We got a big! Recruited him from the dudes from rehab program who come to open gym. He's a Blake Griffin lookalike. Pretty skilled but I was able to contain him in the post. Post D is one of my strong suits but I'm too short and thin to stop a big who really knows what he's doing.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 04:49 (five months ago) link

Our GM already chose a name. Valley Boyz. Apparently that's something some of the Suns players have started adopting? Logo looks p dope actually. Hoping my custom t-shirt lady can incorporate it.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 04:53 (five months ago) link

Our GM already chose a name. Valley Boyz. Apparently that's something some of the Suns players have started adopting? Logo looks p dope actually. Hoping my custom t-shirt lady can incorporate it.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 7 February 2020 04:53 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Rec league canceled 5 games into the season. Haven't been told open gym nights are canceled but I'm expecting that will happen soon. At least I can still go shoot around by myself I guess.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 14 March 2020 18:42 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Can barely shoot around by myself now! Found one super janky hoop 15 minutes away that hasn't been closed. I noticed there's super nice outdoor hoops at this church at edge of town, might check n see if those are open to the public. I have key to a school gym but I'm not supposed to use it outside of running the open gym nights.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 23 April 2020 19:17 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Got to play some 5 on 5 yesterday yesssssss shhhhhh don't tell Fauci

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 May 2020 20:43 (two months ago) link


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