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Tag: Pick Up Basketball

That Time I Hooped With That Guy From That Show

I saw Greg Oden at a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles once. This was back in 2011, when he was just entering the free fall...

The Nomads’ Guide to Pick-Up Basketball: Green Lake, Seattle

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...

The Nomads’ Guide to Pick-up Basketball: Evil at Alberico Park

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...

The Nomads’ Guide To Pick-Up Basketball: Rose Park, Washington D.C.

Address: 26th Street NW Cross Street O NW) Washington D.C. In the 70s it was a combination of nightly hockey-style fist-fights and the absence of white superstars that alienated casual fans. The narrative goes...

The Nomads’ Guide To Pick-Up Basketball: Corporal Burns Park, Cambridge

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...

THE NOMADS’ GUIDE TO PICK-UP BASKETBALL: THE DOWNTOWN Y, SAN DIEGO

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...

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