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Pickup Basketball Personality Types—And How To Handle Them As you probably already know, you'll meet some, well, interesting people on the court. Now, this system will contain three types of players you'll find in a pickup game, it looks cool but really making the other players stare awkwardly. See this guy I'm making right now? It will not surprise you when I tell you that, despite a sincere Pickup basketball is pretty much the greatest thing of my life. a rec league team's worth of my all-time favorite pickup players, along It's kind of impossible to describe how tough of a kid he was, save to. Streetball or street basketball is a variation of basketball, typically played on outdoor courts, Streetball may also refer to other urban sports played on asphalt. A common feature of street basketball is the pick up game. where people are playing, indicates a wish to participate, and from all the players . See also.
Not even when Beno Udrih was the backup, which was truly dispiriting. So that leaves pickup basketball. Pickup basketball is pretty much the greatest thing of my life.
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I hope to play for my entire life, or at least until I die. I have never been able to dunk. I get the ball at the top of the key, call for a pick, emphatically wave the pick off, back up a few steps while dribbling the ball through my legs, charge right, put the ball behind my back like Manu and cut back left, hit whatever guy is standing near there with a crossover to get back to my right which I assume is my best dunking handraise up a few steps from the rim, then slam it over two big dudes while they both foul me.
My heart explodes in my chest. I die right there. And on my headstone it reads: He died as he lived: A tiny story that reflects that: One time I had come home from college for the weekend and was spending a Saturday at the community center.
I was sitting on the bleachers waiting to play on the indoor court they had an indoor and outdoor court when this old Mexican lady came sauntering in from outside.
So was everyone else. Quoc always got picked to play because he was especially good at getting into the lane, which made him an invaluable asset on the outdoor courts because making a jump shot on a double-rimmed outside goal is probably the most impossible thing on the planet.
His deafness was the ultimate excuse to ball-hog.
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I liked him a lot. Gerald was the first person I ever saw dunk in a pickup game. I was 14 years old. He came charging down the middle of the court on a fast break, gathered the ball about three steps inside the free throw line, then grew wings and flew up to the rim and mashed it home.
I hope I see Gerald in Heaven. Talking trash is maybe my truly favorite part of playing basketball. There was nothing particularly special about the encounter: We were playing on the outside courts at this school near my house, my team was giving his team the business, and so I was letting him know about it. He and I have worked together for nine years now, and have played together for all that time.
Half-court play[ edit ] Since there are not always enough players to play on a full court typically 4-on-4 is a minimum for full court and full-court games are more physically demanding, the majority of Streetball games are played on a half court. Special rules have been developed for half-court play: At the beginning of the game and after each made basket, play begins at the top of the key. A "checking" system is used to ensure that both teams are ready to begin play.
This involves the offensive player saying "check" while throwing the ball to his defender. If the ball goes out of bounds during play, the ball can either be checked from out of bounds near where the ball went out or at the top of the key, depending on the rules established before the game.
If the defending team gains possession of the ball through a steal, block, or rebound, they must take the ball out to beyond the three-point line before they can score a basket.
This does not need to be at the top of the key and no checking is required. This is analogous to taking the ball to the other side of the court in a full-court game.
Game structure[ edit ] A common feature of street basketball is the pick up game. To participate in most streetball games around the world, one simply goes to an outdoor court where people are playing, indicates a wish to participate, and from all the players who were at the court before one has played, one will get to pick their team out of the players available and play a game. Generally, the team captains alternate their choices, but different courts have differing rules in regards to player selection.
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Many games play up to 7, 11, 13, 15, or 21 points with baskets counting for 1 and 2 points. It is possible to do 1's only2's only1's and 2's2's and 3's or 1's, 2's and 3's 1's only - each basket counts as 1 point 2's only - each basket counts as 2 points 1's and 2's - each basket counts as 1 point if inside the arc, or 2 points if outside the arc 2's and 3's - each basket counts as 2 points if inside the arc, or 3 points if outside the arc 1's, 2's and 3's - You need at least 3 teams for this, baskets count as 1 or 2 points until one of the 3 teams score a certain number of points, then the other 2 teams play for second place with baskets counting for 2 and 3 points Players often play 'win by 2' which, as in tennismeans that the team has to win by a margin of at least 2 points.
Sometimes a local "dead end" limit applies; for instance a game may be played to 7, win by 2, with a 9-point dead end, referred to as "7 by 2's, 9 straight" which would mean scores of, or would all be final, while with scores of orplay would continue.
The most common streetball game is 3 on 3 played half court, though 5 on 5 full court can be found. Another common variation to the rules is the "skunk" rule.