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Worst Pickup Basketball Player?

Never Passes Guy
Only Guy Who Cares About Defense Guy
Cherry Picker Guy
Thinks He Can Shoot but Can't Guy
Great Gear/Horrible Ability Guy
Body Odor Guy
Complains About Fouls All the Time Guy
Guy Playing Football Guy
"And One" Guy
Playing Thru Injury Guy
Guy who can't make a move without traveling Guy
Guy who screams at shooters to distract them Guy
Guy who just can't keep the score right and is always arguing about it Guy
Sweaty Guy
Always Takes Charges Guy

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Re: Who are the Worst Pickup Basketball Guys or Ladies?
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2022, 02:27:39 PM »

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A lot of great options here, but I still say this is the worst:



That is horrible.

Re: Who are the Worst Pickup Basketball Guys or Ladies?
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2022, 02:46:44 PM »

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Not the worse but "horrible cardio" guy always bugged me. After 3-4 trips up and down the court, he starts walking up and down the court never making it in time to play either offense of defense until he decides just to stay on one side of the court and play there while all his team mates are playing 4 on 5 for the most part. Always hated that guy.

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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2022, 03:05:47 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2022, 03:07:47 PM »

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Re: Who are the Worst Pickup Basketball Guys or Ladies?
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2022, 03:19:38 PM »

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It's been a long time since played hoops, but I used to play a ton of pick up hoops.  There are many good choices there, but ultimately I went with the football guy.

I remember getting knocked flat on my ass my a muscley meathead in a friendly 3 on 3.  For reference I was 6'0" and probably 260 at the time (and in semi decent shape).  I've never been an easy guy to knock down, and I totally wasn't expecting.  I can still see the stupid smirk on his face.

It turned into a very contentious game.

If I was to categorize myself, I'd probably go with "Thinks He Can Shoot but Can't Guy".  But I could get unconsciously hot sometimes.  Most games if I just stayed in my range I shot a high percentage.

I was definitely a "garbage man".  I could do some major damage on the offensive glass.  Though I did have this annoying propensity for expending so much energy on getting the rebound that I'd miss the put back.  Many a time I would go on these binges where I would be a total animal and get my own miss off the putback several times in rapid succession on the same possession (I'm talking like 4 or 5 times).  It was pretty great when it ended in a bucket, but completely frustrating when eventually I'd run out of gas and someone else would grab the rebound.

Excellent for padding the the rebound stats lol...Not so good for FG%.

I miss playing hoops.  Knees won't allow.

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Yup

Re: Who are the Worst Pickup Basketball Guys or Ladies?
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2022, 03:33:56 PM »

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The dirty guy followed by the guy who never passes the ball. Last thing I want is playing basketball for fun and ending up injured. For the record, it's one thing to play hard, it's a completely different thing to play dirty.

To put it another way, I'd hate to play with Laimbeer (=dirty) and Kobe (=never pass).
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When I was younger I wouldíve went with a few of these options, but now that Iím older, and I really donít want get hurt, for me itís the guy who doesnít call the foul after being clearly fouled, and instead acts overly aggressive on the other end of the court, escalating the situation to potential fisticuffs.

I get letting a small hack go, but when youíre hammered and donít call it thatís an issue.
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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2022, 03:45:42 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2022, 04:18:05 PM »

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I guess some would consider me football guy, but really wasn't. I just always played a physical game. Not dirty. Not a hacker. Never wanting, trying or actually causing someone to get hurt. Just physical. I was always more of a drive to the basket type guy than a shooter and took a beating in doing so, so always made sure I was as physical defensively to even out the whacks.

Not sure if I am older than most who have posted here, but when and where I played it was always "no blood, no foul". Calling for a foul was looked at as being a diva and was discouraged through peer pressure, but when you did foul and called it on yourself, that was looked up on highly and encouraged.

Maybe things are different since last I played about 25 years ago.


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I don't know who I'd be, but I know I was that guy to somebody once.

The places I grew up playing, take-fouls were normal (especially on game point), you have to earn your points.  Nothing aggressive/hard, but if you have an open 2 footer, or have a 2-on-1 break or something like that, the D will try to wrap up the guy with the ball to reset the play (and part of the skill on offense is trying to avoid the take-fouls).

Was playing 3-on-3 at college, game point and guy somehow gets an open shot right under the basket, so I go wrap him up (nothing hard, just not letting him get off his shot and win on a bunny).  Dude went berserk and wanted to fight me for what to me was a routine "reset the D" move. I guess where he grew up they didn't play like that, but he was sure to repay the favor to me next game.

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« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2022, 05:09:42 PM »

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I'm guy who doesn't really try till the other team is within two of winning.

Re: Who are the Worst Pickup Basketball Guys or Ladies?
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2022, 05:13:44 PM »

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I guess some would consider me football guy, but really wasn't. I just always played a physical game. Not dirty. Not a hacker. Never wanting, trying or actually causing someone to get hurt. Just physical. I was always more of a drive to the basket type guy than a shooter and took a beating in doing so, so always made sure I was as physical defensively to even out the whacks.

Not sure if I am older than most who have posted here, but when and where I played it was always "no blood, no foul". Calling for a foul was looked at as being a diva and was discouraged through peer pressure, but when you did foul and called it on yourself, that was looked up on highly and encouraged.

Maybe things are different since last I played about 25 years ago.

Oh I spent most of my teens and 20s playing just like you, and in the same environment as you. Now Iím my late 30s, I want no part of that type of pick up game.
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