In a past life I was somebody that could often be found playing pickup basketball against his pals on many courts located in Port Dover, Ontario (truthfully that should be written as court as Port Dover didn’t have many so the Public School was the only choice on many occasions).
I loved playing pick-up ball against my pals Ludgie, Turk, Duke, Dano, King, Bon Bon and the Kernel. There was nothing better than using my Charles Barkley like frame (minus the 6-4 height, but the weight was on point) to back the Duke down and pour point after point in only to see him have a melt down and throw the ball against the wall in disgust (don’t lie Dukie this happened and happened again chez Operation Omelette).
It’s unfortunate that the Public School courts have been replaced with homes and it’s even more unfortunate that as a group me and my buddies never seem to think about organizing a random game sometime. I’m as guilty as any of the group but today I came across a video that made me think IT’S TIME TO GET BACK on the court. Check it out and if any of my pals read this please tell me which player you think you are. Enjoy mes amis!!