Played 5 on 5 for the first time in a while.

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    Played 5 on 5 for the first time in a while.

    I went to menís open gym at silverlake. Week after my 38th birthday. I just wanted to know if I could still do it. It didnít go too well.
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    It's funny how quickly it all slips away. I turn 35 next month and miss playing pick up basketball games more than anything. Yet there I was tonight, walking my dog before bed....... trying to pinpoint where exactly in my stride that each knee hurt the worst.

    I still go shoot around the gym from time to time. But I haven't played in a competitive pick up game in quite some time.

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    I haven't played basketball for probably 4 years now and I do miss it quite a bit. Last time I played, I got a level 3 ankle sprain and had a boot for over a month. With all the beer vending I do now, it's just not worth the risk of an injury.

    I miss shooting.

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    It's like everyone else is still in their twenties and early thirties. I resent it a little bit. I haven't handled aging well. It's kind of depressing.

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    I like playing hoops too but like everyone has mentioned the risk of injury is far too great.

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    I’m still playing 3-4 times a month and I haven’t crossed that threshold into my 30’s just yet, but it’s right around the corner and I’m starting to feel all the bumps and tenderness in muscles and joints that I swore I’d never feel.

    Sorry to hear your experience didn’t go so well.

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    5 on 5, half court can become a little crowded with slow moving, mature physiques. Although, the game has become a little safer closer to the ground.

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    Going on 58 and still play once a week on Sundays. Mix of ages between 30-60. Good group of guys.

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