Every summer at the end of June, downtown Spokane is engulfed by basketball. Often bringing players and teams from across the United States, Spokane’s Hoopfest hosts the world’s largest outdoor 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Those who have experienced this one of a kind event will surely be able to relate to these stereotypes.
- The Dad “Coach”
Every bracket has that dad coach who is screaming obnoxiously at either his son or the court monitor. Often times the dad is more passionate about winning than the child.
2) The Family Division
Team of guys in the family division claiming they are blood related, however don’t look anything alike and are made up of completely different ethnicities.
3) The Manchild
There is always a couple dudes that either hit puberty at an incredibly early age or just don’t know how old they are. Often have more hair on their face than other kids have in their armpits, and opposing mothers always demand a birth certificate.
4) Overly Involved Court Monitor
Not much needs to be said, here is video proof that court monitors are the real entertainment during Hoopfest weekend.
5) That One Mom
Just when you are making yourself comfortable in an already crowded downtown sidewalk, some mother moves her chair directly in front of you. Even worse, she starts to make a big scene screaming at the kid that fouled her son.
6) Backboard Survivors
These are the people who do not touch a basketball all year until Hoopfest. They realize how awful they are, however, find success by throwing the ball off the backboard.
7) Street Fighters
The people who take Hoopfest way too seriously even though they are terrible at basketball.
8) Party Hard Ballers
9) Unathletic family member
The family member that hates sports but is always forced to watch Hoopfest. Often found feasting on kettle corn and snow cones.
10) Hoop Til I Die
Last, but not least the old guys that are still convinced they got game.
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