I got a good laugh out of this article.
Sadly, I think the closest oneI'm to is "The And-1 Guy" haha.
Nice little read.
The man seems to fit me well.
This cat hasn’t left the court in about 6 games since his team always wins, and still doesn’t get tired. He possesses a textbook jumpshot, finds the open man, and is efficient on defense as well as offense. And during these games, his actions look effortless. The best player on the opposing team tries to check him since he doesn’t possess the typical baller look, but he gets defeated along with the rest of his challengers. NBA equivalent: Steve Nash
Dare I admit that I'm a combo of LeBron James, Rafer Alston, and Joe Hammond.
ha damn I dont really fit into any of those categories, but you definatly see these people everytime.
Sorry, I couldn't access the link on my phone. I thought it was an open-ended questions. I'm going to say I'm more like Reddick or Antoine Walker. I can put up lots of points when I'm on fire!!!
Hmm, I guess Eric Snow, but my team usually wins. lol
My philosophy is get in the way on defense and get out of the way on offense. And try to get some offensive rebounds and assists. I am not bad at being a secondary point guard. Or Shane Battier without the range. 15 footers from the elbow instead of corner 3's. I just wanna win.
Ugh, the football player. Probably my least favorite to be matched up on. Highly unpredictable movements and surprisingly athletic. Will foul the crap out of you without a second thought, but too strong and crazy to try to fight. Also, may box you out to the water fountain.
I started a 3, then as age and injury caught up to me I became a 5 and a 7...
I usually want my Team to be have 1 Hustler and 1 Chick...The other 2 players can be an off the ball shooter & a Pg
im fundamentally sound dont hurt my team use all the dirty tricks and rebound like a beast by using my size too box out and b physichal its amusing playing ball with this young get mine generation they hate how i play and that ill never pick them up there arent any cameras out there for sportcenter is one of my favorite lines i drop on them
one left off the list that should be added on: The Black Hole.....dude NEVER passes the ball EVER, shoots everytime. We've all played pick-up with a guy like that.
YES! I played with a guy once, he was extremely bad, he had no basketball skills whatsoever, he didn't defend at all, and he was the incarnation of the black hole. It's in such a way that when I clapped my hands asking for the ball, he asked me "what?" thinking that he commited a turnover. So he didn't see the ball that much after that.
Yes. These guys play ISO for 30 seconds, miss their shot (or lose the ball) then complain that no one is moving. I get angry just thinking about these dudes. I suppose the 'black hole' could fall under the 'And-1 guy', but it should be a separate category IMO
Where's the guy who's really good and should be playing somewhere but didn't take school serious and he almost scores every point every game and pick up ball is tooooo easy to him...not saying im that guy, but I know some guys like that.
Not afraid to admit it. I'm closer to the perspirer than anything.
I got the biggest laugh out of that last type.
Yea I'm the hustler, without a doubt. Always have been. Ever since high school lol. I have always had agitating defense, could inbound the ball like nobodies business lol. Average a jump shot a game in the opening minutes, which normally never went in, and was a MORE than willing passer (no you shoot! NOOOO you shoot! You got it!) lol! This was great!
im a mix of the man and the and 1 guy.
Haha great find.
Big guy who thinks he's a guard definitely.
I'm usually one of the taller guys on the court, I can finish but my game is definitely mid range. Face up, fake, a couple dribbles to make a sliver of space then pull up is my bread and butter. It's really efffective vs shorter opponents but people do get annoyed when I don't post up 24/7... Where's the fun in that.. Big guys want to take fadeaway jumpers with a hand in the face yelling "KOBE!" too, little guys shouldn't get all the fun....
Here's another funny article about differemt types of pickup ballers:
I'm a lil bit of 8. andd 12. lol.
I think one that they missed is "The Wannabe Dunker"...he has alright bounce for a pickup baller, but thinks he's a great dunker and tries to dunk in-game a lot, but almost always missses.
"Yo, check this &$#%#&@! out!" 50 clangs off the back of the rim later....."Should've worn my Jordan's, I can't dunk in these!"
Where's the guy who expects you to run a motion offense (set screens, cut to the basket, etc) without having ever practiced together before. Instead, he coaches you on the court.
im that dude
On the 2nd article I would be a mix of 16 and 21.
OG fo sho for me. Used to be closer to the man but work and partying have made it so I am about 25lbs heavier than I was when I weas the man and could dunk. Now if I try I end up tweaking my back because I should be playing at 175-185 at least rather 200-205. I like the Bob Horry comparison , getting older has allowed me to refine my pick and pop game since finishing at the rim isn't the same as it used to be.
Definitely not Jacque Vaughn, in all honesty Im more of a Avery Johnson-type with a small bit of Rafer Alston. Havent lost my handle or vision, so I attempt to play intelligently and team-first with scrubs of all forms, which only makes me furious at their lack of knowledge of the game and overall skill. More times than not Im too unselfish playing with bums smh.
At times I can be a Point Center, but I don't force the issue after I get picked the first time, lol. I'm also the 15 year old version of Mr. Fundalmentals, except add in Adonal Foyle's speed and Robbie Hummel's vertical, lol.
I've been playing a lot of pickup lately; I've gotten some CP3 comparisons because of some of the nice passes i make plus i love to break down the defense by driving in
How many of you guys ever play with the dude that thinks he can ball just because he's black? He gets mad because the white, hispanics, and asian gets picked over him.
I've almost always gotten compared to Scottie Pippen when I play. Almost everywhere I go. They always say, your game says Pippen, but your attitude says Garnett.
I usually stay up like "The Man", but it's not that I seem unwinded or anything, I just usually do all of the little things throughout the games needed to win. I analyze a game early on and usually try to keep everyone's head up and such. Team play wins. My brother always calls me Mr. Opportunistic when we play because he says I simply always do EXACTLY what is needed at the right time. He says I know exactly when to take advantage of opportunities. He says I'm too good of a scorer to just float through a game offensively by letting others touch the ball as much as I do, but just when he's about to get onto me for being passive and letting the game stay close, something inside of me clicks and I open the game up just in the nick of time.
I'm definitely number 7 (Player/Coach)... lol
i dont really fit into any of these... but ive always been a scorer/shooter... but i really want to strive in being "the man".. it was in the first link.... becuz i love the art of passing and just making ur teammates better
13- Dude who shows up red-eyed and unathletic looking but surprises you.
NBA Comparison: Jason Williams
I'd probably be pegged as the Big Dude Who Thinks He is a Guard because every other game I grab a rebound and go coast to coast. But I grab my share of rebounds, I've got a fairly good handle and I'm a very good passer, so it isn't a bad play for me to just tear off down the court. Not unless one of the really good defenders picks me up. (There are guys I just will not try to driblle near or by, they are just too good to mess with.) I will outlet to a guard, but if there are none ahead of me (and I'm not fast), then I see no reason to pass to them until later in the play when they are catching up and filling the lane.
I also might be the Footballer because I've never been afraid of contact. I wear a mouth guard and I figure the other guy will break before me so I don't shy away from contact. Maybe not the greatest strategy for a lifetime of basketball. I certainly don't initiatiate hits for the most part. But if I've got a lane to the hoop, you have to respect that or I will let you know that you should have. More likely than not it is guys delivering the hard foul to stop the layup after the defense has already broken down. That is one of my least favorite parts of pickup hoops, but guys think they are in the NBA finals and that this is the way to play. Of course we aren't shooting free throws and we aren't counting foul outs, so I'm not sure it is a fare strategy. But I dish out my fare share of pain just in my normal (and legal) post moves. So it works out.
ANTOINE WALKER :(
Everyone things I play inside and bang around and get boards... I'm the big man jacking up threes, and getting them in of course!
I'm the Hustler. hard worker, always the first one up the court, finish well on fast breaks, rebound well for my size, dive on every loose ball and never give up. but you could pick anyone off the bench and they would be better.
I'm a nice 2nd option during most pickup games, only a few times have i been the 1st option and sometimes i'll even be a 3rd option... combining my skills would be the football player, hustler, fake baller and the man when im getting things going
I don't know what I'd be, now. I don't play a ton right now, so I usually don't try to do a ton on offense. I was a 3rd option type guy who lead my team in rebounds and blocked shots in high school, so I'm pretty much that same guy only, now 30 and with a higher IQ and I don't play everyday so I'm rusty in some areas (especially ball handling).
When I'm playing regularly in rec leagues and am in game shape, I'm the type of guy who can get you 20 and 10 against that level of competition, but right now, I usually just stick to rebounding, passing out of the high post and tipping in offensive rebounds. I'd like to get back to playing everyday, but I'm just too busy.