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Heaven is a Playground

Address: 1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291 J says he was shot two months ago after a prostitute conspired to have him robbed. “For a piece a pussy,” J says, pointing to a scar under his shoulder. “Two .38’s, long nose....
Address: 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115 Green Lake in Seattle is easily the most recognizable outdoor basketball court in the Pacific Northwest. In Chris Ballard’s definitive guide to pick-up ball, Hoops Nation, Ballard compares Green Lake...
Michael Cage was all shoulder and Jheri curl,” Tony Rowe says from the driver seat of his Denali, 90 minutes into a five-hour drive from Seattle to Spokane, Wash. “Guy Williams -- we played a game to 21 at...
Have you ever wanted to create something? More specifically, have you ever wanted to create a sport? Former NBAer and Olympic gold medalist Tom LaGarde did just that. LaGarde’s invention was mostly out of necessity and partly because he...
You wanna fuck these smuts?  Fuck these smuts, but you gotta do the right thing.” Six years later I’m still not sure what Coach meant by “the right thing” -- wear a condom or don’t commit sexual assault seem...
Address: Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 I played pickup basketball with Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev once; only time I ever guarded a consensus monster. I never really knew Tamerlan, but I was certainly aware of him. One of my best...

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