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Old 06-20-2010, 05:14 AM   #1
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Default Finding pickup games?

Hey streetball forum!

I haven't posted here, but I need to start. One problem I have is I am not sure how to find pick up games. Before everyone says "OH SHIT YOU CAN FIND PEOPLE EVERYWHERE", I am 15 and therefore it is a bit weird to be playing with em. Should i play with people who can school me easy and are that much older than me? Does anyone have any tips on how I could find or get involved in pickup games without getting a "get the **** outta here kid" attitude?
I just want to get better.

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Old 06-20-2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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24 hour fitness or other gym with a bball court... easiest place to find pickup games. If you are worried about not being able to perform, work on your game at other times, but still play anyway cus it's how you learn.

Just ask you parents if they will let you have a gym membership. If there is no gym near you... well then i don't know cus where you live and who is around there I won't know anything about.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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This is why I'm glad I live in Brooklyn. There are people in every park or basketball court all the time. I don't remember the last time I played alone.

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Old 06-20-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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Yee, I can get a gym membership easy. Plus I can play alright. I work on my game all the time, but I need some actual people to play with.

My issue is just weather to approach people who are 25 or so and ask if I can run with em. Being 15, would that be cool? It would help my game I think, even if they are way better than me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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Yeah, people usually have no problem letting anyone play as long as they don't completely suck.

Just prove that you can hold your own on the court and they'll be happy to have you there.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:50 PM   #6
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Yeah, I aint terrible, but Im not really that good.

I will try this soon.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:24 PM   #7
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They shouldn't mind you as long as your not a total ballhog which is even worse than sucking in my opinion.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:27 PM   #8
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Quote:
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They shouldn't mind you as long as your not a total ballhog which is even worse than sucking in my opinion.

Oh **** nah im not.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:37 PM   #9
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Yea there's many good ways to find pick up games out there. Check out this site Wannaball. Its new but pretty cool. Hope this helps
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:38 PM   #10
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of course you should play with people that are shitting on you.
especially if you want to play ball seriously the only way you get better is playing with better people
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:01 PM   #11
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I'm 14 and I have no problem finding pickup games.
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