Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC

Pick-up basketball is the truest essence of the sport. There is no governing body, no schedules, no coaches or referees; only unwritten rules that change from park to park. People from all walks of life voluntarily step on the asphalt wholeheartedly for the love of the game. Over decades, this passion has manifested a rich culture with its own unique language, attitude, behavior, and style. DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly the common ballplayer who dreams all day about getting off work.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive



  • Bobbito Garcia
  • Kevin Couliau


  • Julius "Dr. J" Erving
  • Kenny Smith
  • "Pee Wee" Kirkland
  • "Fly" Williams
  • God Shammgod
  • Tim "Headache" Gittens
  • Corey "Homicide" Williams
  • Kenny Anderson
  • Jack Ryan
  • Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon


  • Robert Garcia


  • Bobbito Garcia
  • Kevin Couliau

What others are saying

  • Now Playing

    Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is not showing in any theaters in the area.

    Now Playing

    By Film...

    By Theater...


    Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

    Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

    Digital Issue

    August 10, 2022

    View more issues