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Pickup basketball at ‘Graveyard’ is focus of locally produced documentary

A player soars toward the basket during a pick-up game in Albany’s Washington Park in this still shot from the documentary “Ballin’ at the Graveyard.”
A player soars toward the basket during a pick-up game in Albany’s Washington Park in this still shot from the documentary “Ballin’ at the Graveyard.”
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The action takes place on a court known as the Graveyard. For decades, men have come here to play pick-up basketball — an aggressive, trash-talking brand of hoops that blends bravado, savvy and skill. As soon as they step onto the court, they leave their worries and responsibilities behind, and simply play. “There’s great honesty in the interactions on the court,” said Basil Anastassiou, who has been playing basketball at the Graveyard for about 20 ...


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rsmall803
July 8, 2012
12:33 p.m.

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surprised to see a net. they must have put it up for the photo. by trash talk, you mean, fn', mthrfn, and hoe talking.

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