Non esiste solo il basket professionistico, esiste un universo parallelo, sparso in tutti gli angoli e in tutti i campetti del mondo, dove si gioca duro, sole o pioggia che sia, per la supremazia e per il territorio, dove si gioca il pick up game, noto anche come streetball. “This is my court” è un film, girato dai fratelli Jonathan and Josh Baker aka Twin, una loro personale esaltazione, un’inno alla cultura dello streetball.
Narrato da Michael K Williams, che non molti ricorderanno per essere Omar in The Wire, telefilm poliziesco sulle strade Baltimora (personalmente ho divorato tutta la serie), ma sopratutto lo riconosceranno per essere Chalky White di Boardwalk Empire.
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[/column] [column grid=”2″ span=”1″]“This royal court of kings, this blood-stained ground,
This city cauldron, this throne of Mars,
This street sanctuary, and combat zone,
A fortress, inside a citadel, raised to stand,
Against adversaries, jesters, pretenders,
Against true players and those who merely come, to play.
This fighting pack, this world all its own,
This game of hours, dark nights, threatening dawns,
Which serves as refuge, home and shelter,
Or as a rampart defensive to the squall.
Against the tyranny of outcasts and outsiders –
This arena.
This battleground.
This square of dirt.
Give me my robe, put on my crown,
I have eternal longings to be king.”


There is not only professional basketball, there is a parallel universe, scattered in all corners and in all the playgrounds of the world, where you play hard, rain or shine it is, for supremacy and territory, where you play the pick up game, also known as streetball. “This is my court” is a film, shot by brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker aka Twin, their personal exaltation, a hymn to the streetball culture.
Narrated by Michael K Williams, who many will remember for Omar in The Wire, series Baltimore police on the streets (personally I see all series), but most will recognize him for Chalky White of Boardwalk Empire.

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