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Heaven is a Playground

Address: Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139 Back in the day, Corporal Burns Park, along the Charles River on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, was considered the premier spot for pickup hoops in Boston. Alumni of the court include Patrick Ewing, Rumeal Robinson and a gaggle of local college players. During the summer months it wasn't uncommon...
I imagine that when the lights went off, the Ghost of Pete Maravich came out to run ball-handling drills across the battered floorboards. On Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, the Downtown YMCA of San Diego closed its doors for the final time. Where do all the old ballers go now? The guys with the pointed...
Address: 357 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Exhale and release: I made it. Seven months is not a long time, but in this city — the city that intimidated me to the point of not wanting to leave my house most days — time might have well have been some abstract...
Address: Riverside Drive Between Fletcher and Stadium Way Visualize the Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen World Champion Celtics of 2008. Now, picture head coach Doc Rivers running a game plan that had the entire offense running through Brian Scalabrine. In a nutshell, pick-up basketball in Los Angeles is a bunch...
 Address: San Francisco, CA 94117, Between Fell and Oak Street In his autobiography Chocolate Thunder, Daryl Dawkins said of Bill Walton “Bill was the biggest dope smoker… I don’t think he bathed regularly.” Essentially, San Francisco is a city of mini-Bill Walton’s. The city is absolutely filthy – like Mike...
The most important basketball game in the  sports history occurred on Feb. 19, 1948,  when the embodiment of pointed white  elbows, stiff horizontal movement, set shots  and athletic goggles faced off against the  “negro quint,” as they were dubbed by the  Minneapolis Tribune. On that day, basketball’s first dynasty, the Minneapolis Lakers, anchored...

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