Originally Posted by JMT
Separate yourself from assholes. They add nothing to your life.
Be cordial, wave, chat; nice, superficial stuff if you want to. Then move on.
Too many people looking to excuse piss poor behavior. He's a bully and a dick. Unless you desire to hang out with those categories, strike him from the list. Anybody who berates a casual aquaintance, especially one he's twice the size of, over a game is a jerkoff.
Thanks for the comments. Wise words from you indeed. Truer words have never been spoken.
I played some 5 on 5 games on Friday and he was not there and my teammates played solid D, we shared the ball, and it was a tie game until I hit a runner and then a game winning 3 pointer to win the game.
Everyone had a good time and shook hands after the game and displayed good sportsmanship. They all gave me props for good shooting too. This is what makes pick up basketball fun for me and reminds me why I enjoy the game.
The idiotic bully won't ruin my joy for the game. Thanks again for the great advice.