Summer time is for pick-up basketball

by Micah Hart


Tomorrow is the official start of summer, and with the NBA Finals fading into the distance and the Draft just a few days away, it’s about to be very quiet on the basketball front. If you want your basketball fix, you’re going to have to get it on your own, which means you should be heading out to your friendly local basketball court for some pick-up action.

Has it been awhile since you’ve laced ’em up and headed out to the blacktop? No worries. Over at SB Nation, Jon Bois has compiled a hilarious guide to the creatures you are bound to encounter on the court with his “Complete And Thorough Incompetence: Your Guide To The 2011 Pick-Up Basketball Season.”

Here’s a sample:

The low-percentage shot enthusiast

This fellow is capable of running, and he is also capable of dribbling a basketball, but doing both at the same time tends to be problematic for him. As such, even if the lane is wide open, he prefers to throw up a jumper from 20 feet away.

I’m afraid to admit I sometimes veer too close to another pick-up game staple elucidated by Bois, the “Guy who persistently sets needless picks”.

I’m just trying to help the team, y’know?

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  1. Lori says:

    I am sick and tired of Charles Barkley, he is fat, jealous and talks nothing but trash about the best players in the NBA, Kobe, LeBron, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh. Charles needs to be put into the trash along with his trash talking. HE stinks and needs to be gotten rid of.

    • barkley sucks says:

      The guy has never won a championship after 16 years, albeit he had a great career, but marred by a lot of controversy himself, (including drink driving witha prostitue) and even he formed a super team late in his career with the rockets.. ala Hakeem, Drexler and Barkley.. but yet bitches constantly about Miami and LBJ. time for barkley to take a hike.

      • Dude says:

        Yes, this ENTIRE article is about Charles, sure. Its so much aboiut him that his NAME wasnt even mentioned. great job on keeping with the flow of convo.

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  3. rhett says:

    great weekend in the philippines, saw kobe,rose,cp3,durant, 2nd overall pick williams etc. play againts our smart gilas team and pba all star team…..what a weekend…..thanx a lot boys,,,