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Street Ballin' on the NY courts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. GoochMan

    GoochMan Active Member

    Good story. Can be hard to find good pickup ball in some areas out west, I've found. Would be a good story to expand upon for different regions of the country.

    Of course there's probably not much interest in that kind of story nationally.
  2. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    USA Today could probably knock out a good four-incher on it...
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    It's been done. "Hoops Nation" by Chris Ballard. For NYC hoops try "Heaven is A Playground" by SI columnist Dan Patrick.

    I liked the Times article but the writer is lucky he did not get knifed. He seemed a bit aggressive to step into the NYC basketball scene.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I didn't know Rick Telander was just Dan Patrick's pen name.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Boom is going for something here - I just don't know what it is.
  6. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Alex Wolff and Chuck Wielgus did the "In Your Face" book back in the early 1980s. If you're into pick-up ball, it's a great read though now it would be more than a little out of date.
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