Re: Cant play ball anymore at the park closest to my house...
On a side note, it depends who you play with. Back in the day I preferred playing with blacks because it raised my game up a ton. They were quicker, faster, and jumped higher so I had to compensate by working on my jumper. To this day I'm pretty lethal from outside the arc, but I'm also equally as good inside the paint as I grew to appreciate the toughness that was associated in some of these playground pick-up games. I'm old enough now not to put up with anyone who's "chirpin" out there. I don't care what color you are, if you're going for an easy lay-up, I'm hacking. If I block your shot, I'll yell at you for bringing that weak stuff at me. But, like I said before, it depends on who you play with. Some people will take that stuff to heart and get offended, while on the other hand, and for the most part, it challenges them to play better and they adapt. I haven't had a basketball scuffle in years.