Rather than being a simple pastime, there are those who consider the court as a means to prove themselves and their skill. Others find joy in the sport and use these spaces as epicenters for a larger community. The court becomes a cradle of culture. A gathering space that hosts wins and losses. A training ground. A place of belonging and refuge. The court can be a stage. Where one can use creativity to define their technique in an environment where you must earn your spot. You call your own fouls, your own plays. The trash-talking may vary from city to city, but the atmosphere, the scenery, the players, the people by the fences heckling and cheering, is what pick-up basketball is all about. Because of this, each court around the world has its own unique identity, history, rules, and legends. Even though there is a big difference between balling at West 4th in New York compared to Victoria Park in Hong Kong, players can find a common ground and understanding because they speak the same language; basketball.