It's been a while since I wrote a blogpost that relates to sports. Since annual basketball tournament at wso2 is coming up next week, I thought it would be the perfect time to write a blogpost on WSO2 basketball. The ideas & views expressed below can be a KnowledgeBase for anyone joining wso2 or newbie who wants to play basketball @ wso2.
Wso2 folks dont have a permanent basketball court to play basketball. Instead they have transformed the car park into a basketball court. It is car-park by day and basketball court by night. We have portable baskeball posts, so we move em to the car-park in the evening. The court is not having the ideal dimensions of a standard basketball court; it is due to the limited space available in the car park.
We started playing basketball @ wso2 around 1 year back and we followed it up with a inter-house basketball tournament, which was a blast. It was a very successful event and everyone enjoyed it a lot(apart from the people who got injured while playing lol). Now 1 year has elapsed since the introduction of basketball to wso2 and IMO I say that we are playing a different flavor of basketball.
Basketball is having several flavors ranging from Streetball to Slamball. Wso2's basketball has evolved into a unique flavor apart from these. I'd say it is a hybrid of both basketball and rugby :D. I'd like to call it RugBBall. Since I said that this would be a KB item, following are some tips to be successful(or survive lol) @ basketball court, during practice sessions.
- You should be able to tolerate elbow shots and slaps, cos these arn't fouls :)
- Dont ever argue with guys on "whether it was a foul or not". You could never win that argument :). Therefore it's better to carry on with the game without arguing.
- After a practice session you'd feel like if you were scratched by a kitten and tackled by a NFL linebacker lol.
I will follow this post up with a pre-tournament analysis of the wso2's inter-house basketball teams. So stay tuned ;) .