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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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Alex in SF, Friday, 25 April 2008 22:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Alex in SF, Friday, 25 April 2008 22:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

i am only okay but soooo much fun

J0rdan S., Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

just camp out and shoot threes

hytop, Saturday, 26 April 2008 20:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

am0n, Sunday, 27 April 2008 00:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

am0n, Sunday, 27 April 2008 20:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

carne asada, Monday, 28 April 2008 17:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

it doesnt count if u only play against white ppl btw

cankles, Thursday, 8 May 2008 18:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

well duh

Granny Dainger, Thursday, 8 May 2008 18:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

am0n, Thursday, 8 May 2008 19:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

After years of getting called Dirk, I've been called Korver the last two times I've played at my court in Bedstuy.

ヽ(´ー`)┌ (CompuPost), Monday, 21 May 2018 20:52 (six months ago) Permalink

lol

turned my ankle pretty good last night. first real basketball injury of my life, which is fortunate considering how often I play

k3vin k., Monday, 21 May 2018 20:57 (six months ago) Permalink

korver is a good looking guy, congrats on being good looking

sorry kev ankle rolls are the worst, is it black and blue and swollen?

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 21 May 2018 21:02 (six months ago) Permalink

ha i remember when i went from stockon to nash, big day

sprout god (lag∞n), Monday, 21 May 2018 21:03 (six months ago) Permalink

sorry kev ankle rolls are the worst, is it black and blue and swollen?

― they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, May 21, 2018 5:02 PM (eleven minutes ago)

yeah, I've been icing and elevating and taking advil, I'm able to walk on it without much problem now thankfully

k3vin k., Monday, 21 May 2018 21:14 (six months ago) Permalink

once you get the ligaments all nice and stretched out your recovery time will improve dramatically

mookieproof, Monday, 21 May 2018 21:16 (six months ago) Permalink

Ask me if I’ve played against the greats pic.twitter.com/up55aUYidQ

— Zak Toscani (@zaktoscani) May 27, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, 28 May 2018 06:30 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

hah

When I'm tired in a hoop session I yell out a wrong score. That's a 3min break by time they done fussing I'm good to go

— Blake Jones (@CoachJonesblake) August 9, 2018

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 10 August 2018 17:54 (four months ago) Permalink

lol
I generally have a pretty good memory but always forget the score. One young guy I play with is the only one who always has it correct even if he's sitting out that game. Can usually recall the summary of all the scoring even, it's pretty impressive.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:03 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah there is usually one guy that is the score guy.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:15 (four months ago) Permalink

sometimes u give the other team a point or two because theyre sad about losing

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:16 (four months ago) Permalink

ha totally. is it 19-6 or 19-8? fuck it y'all can have 10 as my squad would all have to literally forget how to play ball in order to lose to you sad sacks.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:39 (four months ago) Permalink

I moved to the next town over and there's actually pickup games at the main public courts yesssss. Sedona gets more pickup pickleball and ultimate frisbee games than bball, it's a sad state of affairs.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:40 (four months ago) Permalink

lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Friday, 10 August 2018 19:45 (four months ago) Permalink

pickleball is my new shit btw great game

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:20 (four months ago) Permalink

never played, heard good things about it tho.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Saturday, 11 August 2018 04:17 (four months ago) Permalink

first im hearing

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 12 August 2018 15:24 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Kavanaugh played a lot of basketball. I’ll bet he was the guy who never committed a foul in a pickup game.

— Jim Barnett (@uograd66) September 27, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Jim!

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Thursday, 27 September 2018 20:02 (two months ago) Permalink

My mom sent me (unsolicited) a box of old crap of mine. Including a Jordan Team USA Olympic jersey. Gonna wear it to bball tonight and then put it away for safe keeping.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I changed my shot from more overhead to a "thru the nose" curry type release. Def helps with the consistency for me.

^lol that's me in 2016. I just changed it back to more of an overhead release cause I wanted more consistency lmao.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 4 October 2018 16:56 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:21 (two months ago) Permalink

changing yr shot is irresistible, remember playing one on one with a guy who just lit me up hit every shot then after the game he started talking about how he wanted to change his shot lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 October 2018 20:24 (two months ago) Permalink

hahaha
other week I asked best shooter I play with what he thinks about when he gets in a slump and he goes "uh nothing...just know that I'm a good shooter and keep shooting". Thanks that doesn't help me!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 4 October 2018 21:01 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Rules question: I was driving towards hoop, and to avoid help defender's swiping hand, I dribbled the ball way higher than normal (like eye level) but DIDN'T put my hand under the ball ever, then resumed a normal-height dribble and made a layup. Everyone immediately called me for carrying/travel, but I contended that it was legal because I never had my hand underneath the ball, while admitting it def looked sketchy. I gave up on pleading my case cause everyone was convinced it was illegal move and I wasn't positive it was legal.
I can't find anything in rulebook that would make it illegal though? Nothing about dribble height in itself being illegal...
What y'all think?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:44 (one month ago) Permalink

There is no restriction as to how high a player may bounce the ball, provided the ball does not come to rest in the player's hand (palming or carrying violation).

Look at Rondo's tip off dribbles for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=990YyO6WXAg

You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:52 (one month ago) Permalink

it's legal and long been an annoyance of mine that it's called in open gym and like city league games as a travel/carry. Trying to explain it always falls on deaf ears.

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Esp 2:16

You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:53 (one month ago) Permalink

those clips aren't really what granny is referring to I don't think, but in either case it is legal as long as your palm isn't face up essentially

k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

carry/travel/etc rules can mostly be boiled down to 'do nothing that looks weird'

mookieproof, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes validation, thanks haha. Obv you can vary the height of your dribble, wasn't sure if there was a limit to that though. But realistically, if there was that'd be nearly impossible to enforce.
So the check on doing this doesn't come from the rulebook, but from the fact that defenders should be able to poach easily from a high dribble.
Pretty difficult to convince people you didn't palm it! Couple guys didn't even seem to understand what I was trying to argue. Like they thought palming=super high dribble.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Youngins should just let ol granny do it, given the "hop steps" they constantly get away with. I've given up on calling all but the most egregious ones of those. One guy would do an illegal hopstep EVERY PLAY & get away with it in pickup but then we were on a league team together and he got called for it a bunch. Bittersweet for me.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink

i have heard ppl say the most insane things re basketball rules on the pickup court, its something

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 20:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I might've talked about it upthread, but the most mind boggling was dude who literally wanted to fight me because I would touch him when he came thru the lane (literally just a hand check) and because I would box him out. He would get irate, tell me both things had no place in basketball.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 21:53 (one month ago) Permalink

recall this one guy being adamant that you couldnt take steps after the gather to pass that was only for shooting

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

ha. and adamant about it. if I'm not 100% positive on the rule, I don't push the issue. Even then sometimes it's just not worth it to argue.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 21:59 (one month ago) Permalink

im always quick to propose a shoot for the ball solution pretty much works every time keeps things moving

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 22:05 (one month ago) Permalink

yup

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 22:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Some dude tried to call 3 seconds on me the other day

Heez, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:24 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:40 (one month ago) Permalink

woww

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:51 (one month ago) Permalink

I will say it's super annoying when big guys camp out in the paint in pickup games. I've never actually called them for it officially but I will say something to them as an aside if it's constant.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 8 November 2018 20:33 (one month ago) Permalink

better than running all over the place with a crazy energy guy imo

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 November 2018 23:00 (one month ago) Permalink

guys who run everywhere and are good at shooting are the worst fn reggie millers, on the other hand i enjoy the challenge of guarding good drivers

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 00:52 (one month ago) Permalink

unless theyre too good in which case welp

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 00:52 (one month ago) Permalink

ive prob told u guys about this guy i used to play against sometimes in brooklyn who was so ridic, im short and kinda burly and this guy wasnt too much taller than me but his shoulders were like a foot wider and he cld dunk a lil, i wld try to foul him and hed just go through me like it didnt do anything

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 00:55 (one month ago) Permalink

and hed hang out w this dude who was on the puerto rican national team and theyd just clown on everyone

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 00:55 (one month ago) Permalink

running the pnr w the puerto rican guy was the easiest basket ball has ever been for me hed make this big perfect target and just catch the ball on the run and finish like nbd

lag∞n, Friday, 9 November 2018 00:57 (one month ago) Permalink

guys who run everywhere and are good at shooting are the worst fn reggie millers, on the other hand i enjoy the challenge of guarding good drivers

mookieproof, Friday, 9 November 2018 01:44 (one month ago) Permalink


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