A trip home wouldn't be complete without a stop to see old faces & my old coach at our old stomping grounds, the north London court & basketball Mecca where we spent so many hours learning to play with pride. Although British 🇬🇧basketball 🏀 is a subpar standard, it was the rough streetball attitudes on this court that built a toughness in me to not back down & believe in myself..... an attitude which I clung onto when I arrived in the states to compete in basketball, where there's no backing down! Still to this day.... Back in the days when we played the court lines were hardly visible & the basket plus backboard was one solid piece of steel....never any nets (count yourself lucky if there was sunshine 🌞). We played hard regardless & I'll never forget the hours of banter afterwards until everyone was gone & it was dark.These were the days my basketball attitude was honed, passionate & always playing hard. I couldn't be more thankful looking back.
Awesome seeing the same faces from day one!!! #duckettscommon #turnpikelane #london #woodgreen #woodgreenhustle #basketball #britishbball #britishbasketball #coach #oldfaces #dayone #humblebeginings