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 Post subject: Pickup hoops
PostPosted: Mon January 14, 2019 6:51 am 
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So if your weekly game consisting of 20, 30, and 40-somethings occasionally includes a guy in his 70’s (bless his heart!), whoever he is guarding kinda takes that game off, right? Or do you go right at him?

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
PostPosted: Mon January 14, 2019 3:08 pm 
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I remember there used to be this 70 year old dude who shot granny style with a leathery basketball that had panels peeling off at the complex I played at. We didn't let him join our games if at all possible but if he did we just sagged off of him and didn't play defense. He just hung out on the perimeter. I suppose if he tried to drive I would have beasted him a few times until he got the point.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
PostPosted: Mon January 14, 2019 3:38 pm 
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ugh i hate when this happens

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
PostPosted: Mon January 14, 2019 11:40 pm 
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old people (ahem) and girls have to be treated the same way

if you go easy on them and they bust your ass you wont hear the end of it
if you go hard on them you wont hear the end of it

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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Said septuagenarian was on my team every time this weekend. Like 5 games. A couple times his matchup took quite a few shots and the rest of us are just like FUCK this. You gotta just take that game off. I mean it sucks almost equally for both teams but it’s worse being on his team.

Can’t win.

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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Bammer wrote:
Said septuagenarian was on my team every time this weekend. Like 5 games. A couple times his matchup took quite a few shots and the rest of us are just like FUCK this. You gotta just take that game off. I mean it sucks almost equally for both teams but it’s worse being on his team.

Can’t win.

can you dunk?

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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Bammer wrote:
Said septuagenarian was on my team every time this weekend. Like 5 games. A couple times his matchup took quite a few shots and the rest of us are just like FUCK this. You gotta just take that game off. I mean it sucks almost equally for both teams but it’s worse being on his team.

Can’t win.

can you dunk?

How high is the hoop?

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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I'm fine if they are on my team but I'm not guarding them.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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bada wrote:
I'm fine if they are on my team but I'm not guarding them.

This particular guy never steps inside the 3 point line so it’s not so bad in that respect. It’s worse if you have to guard a girl.

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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Bammer wrote:
bada wrote:
I'm fine if they are on my team but I'm not guarding them.

This particular guy never steps inside the 3 point line so it’s not so bad in that respect. It’s worse if you have to guard a girl.


If I'm stuck guarding a girl she is not scoring under any circumstances. I'll at least give an old guy space to shoot.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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Bammer wrote:
bada wrote:
I'm fine if they are on my team but I'm not guarding them.

This particular guy never steps inside the 3 point line so it’s not so bad in that respect. It’s worse if you have to guard a girl.

Handchecking amirite

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
Bammer wrote:
bada wrote:
I'm fine if they are on my team but I'm not guarding them.

This particular guy never steps inside the 3 point line so it’s not so bad in that respect. It’s worse if you have to guard a girl.

Handchecking amirite


Is she built like Shawn Kemp on the Sonics or Shawn Kemp on the Magic?

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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I always enjoyed playing defense during pickup games if I knew I was with other guys who could score. Just completely erasing a guy from the game is pretty easy at the Y or wherever and seeing them die on the inside is fulfilling to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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verb_to_trust wrote:
Bammer wrote:
bada wrote:
I'm fine if they are on my team but I'm not guarding them.

This particular guy never steps inside the 3 point line so it’s not so bad in that respect. It’s worse if you have to guard a girl.


If I'm stuck guarding a girl she is not scoring under any circumstances. I'll at least give an old guy space to shoot.



I played this woman when I was around 17. She was a semi pro player. She was all I could handle. Well she said she was semi pro. I don't even know what that means. It was the 90s.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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I've always hated the term semi-pro for anything. And anyone I've ever met that said "i used to play semi-pro ball". You either got paid or your didn't.

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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The phrase just reminds me of the Flint Tropics


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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get me on the court and i'm trouble, last week messed around and got a triple double


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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people who care about winning/losing in pickup games need to be beaten to death with their own shoes

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 Post subject: Re: Pickup hoops
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Which RMer is most likely to call foul the most in a pickup game?

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