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09

Slight Chance of Impaling Seems Like a BAD Thing


Downtown Spokane, Washington is currently holding an outdoor basketball event called Hoopfest where they placed mini basketball courts on the streets. This slideshow from the NY Times features some great photos and even better captions such as:

Up to 10 courts fit on a block. Downtown Spokane is not exactly flat, so baskets are sometimes slightly uphill, downhill or on the side of a hill. There is a risk, however slight, of being impaled on a parking meter. That is life on the streets at Hoopfest, the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, now in its 20th year.

Up to 10 courts fit on a block. Downtown Spokane is not exactly flat, so baskets are sometimes slightly uphill, downhill or on the side of a hill. There is a risk, however slight, of being impaled on a parking meter. That is life on the streets at Hoopfest, the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, now in its 20th year.

Check out the full slide-show for some great pictures and again, hilariously interesting captions. Two more after the jump to help whet the appetite.

[NY Times]

Only the elite brackets and children -- who, surprisingly, do not tattle much when asked to call fouls on others -- have referees.

Only the elite brackets and children -- who, surprisingly, do not tattle much when asked to call fouls on others -- have referees.

By midafternoon Sunday, first-aid officials reported 15 fractures, 290 wounds/lacerations, 220 sprains/strains and, rather mysteriously, 806 ''other.'' That covered everything from concussions to bloody noses to, presumably, bruised egos.

By midafternoon Sunday, first-aid officials reported 15 fractures, 290 wounds/lacerations, 220 sprains/strains and, rather mysteriously, 806 ''other.'' That covered everything from concussions to bloody noses to, presumably, bruised egos.


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