There has never been a better dive into the absurdities of pickup basketball than this one.
None of this is a surprise to anyone who has ever turned up at a local court looking for a game. We just never analyze it, especially with an outsiders perspective. Hell, we can’t even orderly arrange to get bread and milk when there’s a snowstorm on the way without some idiot deciding they need 14 loaves for three days inside, but somehow basketball players are able to intricately navigate team selection and playing rules on the fly.
Don’t get me started on fouls. Everyone’s mileage may vary on this one, but most
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