This basketball park is the only one located in downtown Houston and it’s in front of the Toyota Center where the Rockets play. Some of the best streetball players are usually found here and if you show up on the weekend, you may want to bring a comfortable folding chair while you wait to have your next since there plenty of people wanting to play. This park is also referred to the “Blacktop” and there is plenty of events that take place. I first came here after learning about it through the basketball group and being invited. You can also find Issac White aka Sir Issac, one of the nation’s top dunkers, slamming the ball against anybody that gets in front of him, after all he has a 55″+inch vertical and is only 5’10”. The court has very excellent grip and you don’t need to be cleaning your shoes every minute. There are a few defects to this court, the closest hoop that is towards the Toyota Center is a couple of inches smaller and is offset from the center slightly by about 1 degree so when people are playing full court, this creates an advantage/disadvantage, but this doesn’t discourage anybody who plays. There is also a very slight slope (you can’t tell when playing) on the court at about 3/4 degree or 1 degree, this is to allow the water to drain properly when it rains and have it run off towards the drainage.
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