Sometimes there were arguments, but very rarely did someone want to fight over a basketball game. The rules of the court were the rules, and everyone knew them from park to park. Some parks had their own rules, but you familiarized yourself with those rules prior to going to that park. It was never looked at like a guide or rulebook, but one could interpret it as such. You had to do your homework.
We called it the "city game" and it was fast, fun and competitive. You had better bring your so-called "A" game every day. We loved it and did it all for the "Love of the Game."
Where is that love today? Whether it's basketball, baseball, football, soccer, etc, where's the respect for the game? Where's the love? ""