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Pick-up basketball in the city sucks

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by TheD0n, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. fairholme_wannabe

    fairholme_wannabe Senior member

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    there is a HUGE difference between white & black / high & low socioeconomic games in the level of physicality, trash talking, athleticism, organization and passing (or lack thereof).

    FTFY
     
  2. West24

    West24 Senior member

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    you see the biggest losers at pick up. when i was serious into basketball i would play tons of pick up with completely different people in completely different areas. i can tell you that playing with urban guys 28-38 still living off their highschool stardom is the worst. they generally havent accomplished anything more then what they were in highschool, yet they suck now and are losing the athleticism etc. they get pissed when you beat them and get rough, call fouls on everything and talk shit.

    the next worse are young black guys in not so rough areas trying to over compensate for them not actually being from a rough part.
     
  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    you see the biggest losers at pick up. when i was serious into basketball i would play tons of pick up with completely different people in completely different areas. i can tell you that playing with urban guys 28-38 still living off their highschool stardom is the worst. they generally havent accomplished anything more then what they were in highschool, yet they suck now and are losing the athleticism etc. they get pissed when you beat them and get rough, call fouls on everything and talk shit.

    the next worse are young black guys in not so rough areas trying to over compensate for them not actually being from a rough part.


    ha ! that's funny.
     
  4. Kris

    Kris Senior member

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    All y'all hella raysist and shit. Errbye posting up in this thread hella hella raysist.
     
  5. chenc

    chenc Senior member

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    I played some today at the local college's rec center. There was this old guy (probably in his early 60's). He (obviously) can't keep up with guy he's guarding (everyone else probably 4 decades younger than him), so he'd commit foul on defense when the guy he's guarding gets close to scoring in the paint. He knocked me down once with elbow. Then give that disgusting smile and trying to play nice (so he doesn't get hit). I let it go. I thought it could be an accident. Today he knocked my teammate (I don't know the dude), and did the same smile shit again, even praised my teammate for making the shot despite being hit in the face by the old man. I was very tempted to "accidentally" let him have some.
    Oh, and today some black dude called me Chinaman. WTF?
     
  6. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    All y'all hella raysist and shit. Errbye posting up in this thread hella hella raysist.

    Oh, the irony.
     
  7. Night Owl

    Night Owl Senior member

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    Oh, and today some black dude called me Chinaman. WTF?

    i dont see the probrem
     
  8. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    All y'all hella raysist and shit. Errbye posting up in this thread hella hella raysist.

    This is just ignorant. I'm surprised you chose to waste the alphabet on this post.
     
  9. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    Dear OP,

    This thread is a perfect comparison to a pick up game. You bring weak shit.....well....

    Come on man, did you expect some other reactions?

    In this thread you've been elbowed, boxed out and shut the fuck down.

    It sounds like the games went the same way. It sucks to suck, doesn't it?


    +1, the OP may be a true baller. However, after reading a pick-up ball complaint thread in a forum dedicated to style, it causes me to assume that he might not be all that great. As messed up as his experience was, I'm choosing to go with the possibility that the guy was just not that good.
     
  10. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    i have the same opinion as the OP's when it comes to pick up greco roman wrestling matches at my urban parks.
     
  11. cldpsu

    cldpsu Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    "Michael Jordan asked me if I wanted to play in the NBA. I said 'Naw, shit my mess up my game!'"
     
  12. mondayc

    mondayc Senior member

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    This is style forum. What were you wearing?
     
  13. chenc

    chenc Senior member

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    i dont see the probrem
    It's not exactly the same as calling someone Irish or Italian. And it's as if all Asians are the same, and are from China. It was disrespectful, and I was annoyed. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chinaman
     
  14. Oski

    Oski Senior member

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    now how do you think the Lakers felt playing against the celtics?

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    Some people do take pick up games too seriously though..
     
  15. Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels Senior member

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    It's not exactly the same as calling someone Irish or Italian. And it's as if all Asians are the same, and are from China. It was disrespectful, and I was annoyed. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chinaman
    so did he pronounce it "china-min" or "china-man" ?
     
  16. TheD0n

    TheD0n Senior member

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    so did he pronounce it "china-min" or "china-man" ?
    Either way, it's not the preferred nomanclature. Asian-American, please.
     
  17. ruzzi

    ruzzi Senior member

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    anyone been playing pickup lately ? :D
     
  18. Roger Stein

    Roger Stein New Member

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    I play pickup basketball in Chicago no matter what they say here :D if you want to join, check out http://trytopic.com/ the game I organize is listed there
     
  19. JeffsWood

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    And what were the "african american" guys wearing?
     

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