Is Playground Basketball Dead?

From an in-depth article on the death of playground basketball, at ESPN:  “The crowds that used to stand four deep are gone, and so are the players. Once players asked “Who’s got next?” Now the question is “Anyone want to play?” And the answer seems to be no, at least not here, not outside.”  In the US, integration of basketball courts with traditional playgrounds is key to engaging older kids and adults with the space…loss of the b-ball is a loss to the entire space for play.  

2 Responses to “Is Playground Basketball Dead?”

  1. Paige Johnson said:

    I am glad to hear that Nancy!

    August 04, 2014 at 12:46 pm

  2. Nancy Bruning said:

    I don’t think this is the case in lower income neighborhoods. I live in Washington Heights, NYC, and out local basketball courts are very well used.

    August 04, 2014 at 11:39 am

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