Re: How often do fights happen when youre playing ball?
I cannot recall the last real-deal physical altercation I've witnessed on a basketball court. Heavy verbal arguments are relatively normal - the type that can make one think "Wow, this could lead to a fight", but fights never happen. I guess I'm pretty thankful I've been able to play in spots most of my life where, even when people were most heated, they could keep from trying to knock someone's lights out over basketball.
Actually, there was this one time five years ago where I played at my local court for virtually the entire summer, like clockwork. No issues. Then I randomly missed a day and it turns out someone apparently pulled a gun on another (atypical for my area). I came back the next day and the guy showed up partway through to tell us all it was just a pellet gun.
Other than that, I think I was a part of more physical altercations with my teammates in high school than at any other point since.