Can you beat this old man? (he still uses a wood racquet)

Could you beat him?

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 71.4%
  • No

    Votes: 2 28.6%

  • Total voters
    7
#11
Smart of him to use the 1HBH - folks that are really that old probably don't use a 2-hander.

Also noticed the Adidas racquet. I may have played with that one a long time ago.
 
#12
This started it back in 2012:

Kyrie played the part of the old man much better -- especially at the beginning of the game. Love how he purposely launched all the long distance shots that missed the rim.

Reminds me of something that happened to me years back.

I used to play a bit of pickup basketball years ago. Now, I'm nowhere near good, but I did okay. A girl I knew told me her brother loves to play basketball and asked if I wanted to play with him. So, we go to pickup game at a public court in LA. During the warmups, the guy only hit the rim ONCE out of about 10 shots. Then he moved in and shot 3 foot layup/jumper that BOUNCED HARD off the backboard, ABOVE THE square. He was trying to put the ball in the basket...

After that shot, I told him, I didn't get enough sleep and let's just go to another court to play horse instead.

In another instance at public pickup court, a guy about 5'8" or 9 in a Ninja motorcycle pulls up wearing these thin pool "aqua" shoe/sandals. Sort of like booties for surfers, except low. I thought he was going to change into basketball shoes, but HE DIDN'T.

But it turns out the GUY COULD BALL! Second posession for his team, he drove past the guy guarding him and threw down a dunk from about 6 feet away.
 
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#15
Kyrie played the part of the old man much better -- especially at the beginning of the game. Love how he purposely launched all the long distance shots that missed the rim.

Reminds me of something that happened to me years back.

I used to play a bit of pickup basketball years ago. Now, I'm nowhere near good, but I did okay. A girl I knew told me her brother loves to play basketball and asked if I wanted to play with him. So, we go to pickup game at a public court in LA. During the warmups, the guy only hit the rim ONCE out of about 10 shots. Then he moved in and shot 3 foot layup/jumper that BOUNCED HARD off the backboard, ABOVE THE square. He was trying to put the ball in the basket...

After that shot, I told him, I didn't get enough sleep and let's just go to another court to play horse instead.

In another instance at public pickup court, a guy about 5'8" or 9 in a Ninja motorcycle pulls up wearing these thin pool "aqua" shoe/sandals. Sort of like booties for surfers, except low. I thought he was going to change into basketball shoes, but HE DIDN'T.

But it turns out the GUY COULD BALL! Second posession for his team, he drove past the guy guarding him and threw down a dunk from about 6 feet away.
watch part2 and 3... also hilariious...

lol, i am like your partner in LA... i can build houses with all the bricks i throw up.

aqua suit...
i've played at venice beach courts for the experience... i distinctly recall getting a hot no look pass from one of the good players, and it bounced off my head.
 
#16
watch part2 and 3... also hilariious...

lol, i am like your partner in LA... i can build houses with all the bricks i throw up.

aqua suit...
i've played at venice beach courts for the experience... i distinctly recall getting a hot no look pass from one of the good players, and it bounced off my head.
The d1 ball player is giant. Never seen a surfer that tall.

The funny thing is, being a d1 baller may not be enough at some pickup games, depending on the courts. I think some NBA players sometimes show up in the off-season at good pickup games.
 
#17
The Uncle Drew videos are much better. Nate Robinson is great for these kind of pranks b/c he's pretty short.
The d1 guy towered over all the guys at the court that day.
 
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#19
Petra: "I realized during the first couple of rallies that it has to be somebody famous, because in order to play tennis like that, you have to be really good." she explained.
i wonder if she recognized the way he swung the racquet?
it's funny how us tennis players can get so sensitive to recognize the "signature" of someone's stroke.

nearsighted buddy of mine saw me serving like 6 courts away... but wasn't sure,... but then saw me hit a kicker, and was sure it was me.
 
#21
i wonder if she recognized the way he swung the racquet?
it's funny how us tennis players can get so sensitive to recognize the "signature" of someone's stroke.

nearsighted buddy of mine saw me serving like 6 courts away... but wasn't sure,... but then saw me hit a kicker, and was sure it was me.
In the film industry Sean Connery did a prank once in a movie. He used a Scottish accent while portraying a Russian submarine captain.

Oops. I got that wrong. The character's backstory is that his Russian parents moved to Scotland when he was kid to learn the bagpipe and that is why he learned English with a Scottish accent. They never taught him Russian. Later he moved to Russia to join the military before becoming a sub commander and the entire submarine crew had to learn to understand english with Scottish accent.
 
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