Score and Indeterminacy in Pickup Hoops


[Aside] I have played pickup basketball for over 25 years, and the one thing that is almost universal about the pickup experience is the indeterminacy of the actual score as it is passed by word-of-mouth and memory from player to player. Somehow the game manages to exist just fine anyways…



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  1. sportsBabel » Collective Forgetting says:

    [...] in the most carefully constructed apparatus of truth that is professional basketball. But it is far more pronounced in the pickup version of the game, when all participants are in the process of playing and there is [...]