Ich persönlich kann allgemein relativ wenig mit Basketball anfangen, aber der Trailer für den Dokumentationsfilm „Doin’ It In The Park“ von Bobbito Garcia und Kevin Couliau fängt den Reiz des Straßenbasketballs in New York toll ein.
In der Beschreibung zu dem Video heißt es:
In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.
„You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up … for life.“
Das Adjektiv „pickup/pick-up“ wird im AmE insbesondere häufig im Zusammenhang mit Basketball verwendet.
„In sports, a pick-up game is a game that has been spontaneously started by a group of players. Unlike exhibition games and regular games, players are generally invited to show up beforehand, but there is no sense of obligation or commitment to play. Pick-up games usually lack officials and referees, which makes them more disorganized and less structured than regular games. Without formal rules and regulations, pick-up games are often played with a looser set of rules which are sometimes established by the players themselves. The term pick-up game is popular in basketball, although it can be applied to other sports as well.“ Quelle: Wikipedia