Hoopfest is Hot!

Basketball is a winter sport (if you are relying on high school schedules) and even the NBA is done with their post-season activities.  All of the hoopla over Gonzaga University b-ball has died down and there wasn’t a snowflake in sight over the weekend.  Thunderstorms and raindrops on Saturday — yes, definitely — but no snowflakes!

One nephew scores for his team, Dunk Dynasty

Nephew B scores for his team, Dunk Dynasty

But that only meant that things were heating up for Hoopfest.

blocking and battling for the rebound

Dunk Dynasty was hot! Seen here blocking and battling for the rebound in their first game on Saturday, they went on to win all 5 games in their bracket.

Since 1990, Spokane, Washington, has been the host of Hoopfest — the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball competition 42 city blocks of 450 half-court hoops being played by more than 7,000 teams. It is organized basketball mayhem. And while this year is the 24th Hoopfest, it was my first opportunity to go down and see the action.

Another nephew shoots to score for his team.

Another nephew shoots to score for his team.

My boys don’t shoot hoops but my nephews definitely do, so we hit the pavement and spent a few hours downtown on this hot weekend.

Nephew N scores again!

Nephew N scores again!

Fans needed (an estimated 225,000 of them!) for all of this hot action.

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Speaking of HOT… Tomorrow is supposed to reach 100 degrees. I’ll be sitting in front of an electric fan with a glass of ice water.