Blood Fists (Basketball)
by Steven Jones
(Houston, Texas, USA)
We are an amateur basketball team. There are five of us in the team. We usually play 3 on 3 street basketball but because we cannot pay much attention to our fitness level due to other obligations (work, family, partying etc.), we tend to fully exploit the substitute rule.
We basically know each other from elementary school so this definitely isn`t a one-off team activity.
Our name stood the test of time, because that was what we used to call our 'gang'. We were just kids when we tried to act like tough guys so we made up tough name for our group. Our 'band' activity consisted of endless meetings and no action but we were toughest crew in our eyes.
The team was founded by me and one of my best friends. We played basketball 24/7, so others had no choice but to join us in order to spend some time with us. We are an averagely successful team. We win about half of our games.
But the name of the game for us is not winning. It`s all about spending time with your friends.