Posts Tagged ‘Hoops’

Autistic Basketball Player | J Mac | Hot As A Pistol | Incredible Senior’s Night | I Am In Tears

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Just watch.  No words needed.  I am 4 for 4 in tears watching this…

Here he is 5 years later:  watch


A Quick Walk | Never Fast Enough > Then Ball @ Simcoe + Bethune

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

1-DSC_0006-001It’s neat when your walking to the courts and see people playing.  It makes you want to be there faster and you want to get right on the court and play.

1-DSC_0082-001After our run of 4’s.  We played some two’s.  Me and Skinny vs Manson and Manny.



I laugh that since I know the camera will automatically take a picture every 4 seconds.  If I’m playing and I hear “click” then I count to 3 and then shoot.  I think that is why I never have any shots of other people shooting when my camera is set to shoot every 4 seconds and it sits on the bench.


After Manny and Manson (yes… he reminds me of Charles)… me and the young buck played one on one.  He is strong down low on his post moves and great with holding the ball.  I whacked him a couple of times.  I got lucky and beat him 31 to 30.  He played for a couple of hours tho.  I had him 18-8 at one time.



Skinny was playing me out to the 3 point line to crowd me and go for steals.



Soon… it will be too cold to play outdoors…

Old Man Playing Hoops | Simcoe + Bethune Courts, Peterborough

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

It’s nice to get out and try and run up and down like the old days.  Everyone is basically half my age.  My calf injury that followed me from last season has not come back in the past month.


Goofing with the camera and have it shoot a shot every 8 seconds.  It’s very rare you get it to fire when your shooting.   LOL I could only find one of my longer socks.  There is another on inside the right somewhere.  Shooting in between games.  I brought two shirts since it does not take long for it to be drenched.


Previous 101 List Completed | Shoot The Rock And Hope It Drops

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Task #28:  Join the Ajax Men’s Basketball League and go out for Beers with the Boys after the weekly games

A while back I used to play in the Ajax Men’s Basketball League and I loved it.  It was one night a week for a hour.  I have not been in the league for a couple of seasons and I’m back.  I’m excited to play.

I’m on the Green team and the uniforms are not the most flattering.  But oh well… it’s a run and I like that.  Glad to be back with the boys again.

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Love shooting 3’s

1-DSC_0031My fave shoes are my J’s.  Had them since 2000.  They have 15 more years in them.  I baby them.

Streetball | Summer Evenings | The Courts @ Simcoe

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Great run at the courts.  6pm to 9:30pm.  3.5 hours.  shower time.



Running with the old pair of Nike Ndestrukt’s


Baller | 20 Year + | Still Can Shoot | Not As Quick Tho

Friday, June 14th, 2013



I have been playing since the summer after grade 11 seriously.  I get excited like a little kid when I have the opportunity to play.  I love to play for hours.  Love shooting.  Playing 2’s or 3’s.  Love to play outside.  Love to play with no wind.  Love when there is mesh.  I have been playing for over 20 years and would love to play hard till I’m 60.


Love watching my daughter play.  Even if she has crazy whacky shorts.


The other week… someone called me “Sir” at the courts.  So that is my nickname now.  I kind of like it.  Average age at the courts is around 23.  It’s cool being like their Dad and kicking their ass.


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It was fun doing Raptorball and being able to bring Chantal some weeks.  She was my little rebounder.


I hope my little man is a baller.  So much fun to get out for a good run with friends or just play with the people you meet.  I have so many memories from all the courts I’ve played on from when I lived in Bowmanville in 1994 to back at the courts at Monarch Mews in 1987 to up in North Ajax and the courts by the Hospital in Ajax.  Throw in the Men’s League and the courts at Centennial College not to mention recently the courts in Peterborough are wild.  The lights go out at 11pm.

Ball helps me to clear my head.  Helps me to feel young.  Help me to feel that I’m still active.  I can still remember playing in High School.  I remember all the fun we had with the jokes… trash talking and playing.


Above: 1985 and I’m about 160 pounds in Adidas.  (before Nike)

poland basketball court

Heaven is a playground.  I will post more into this post.  I have to find my old pictures.