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June 08, 2009

Global Village Basketball: June 10, 2009: In 2002 I posted the beginnings of an idea to link together a bunch of pickup basketball games through the internet into one meta-game as my first (and only) column to SportsFilter. Though it looks much different today from that original concept, the event -- Global Village Basketball -- is finally here and it will be held for 24 hours this Wednesday, June 10.

posted by smithers to gametime at 10:18 PM - 1 comment

(a follow-up to a boknows posting a few months ago)

In 2002 I posted the beginnings of an idea to link together a bunch of pickup basketball games through the internet into one meta-game as my first (and only) column to SportsFilter.

Though it looks much different today from that original concept, the event -- Global Village Basketball -- is finally here and it will be held for 24 hours this Wednesday, June 10 (12:00pm UTC time) until June 11 (11:59am UTC time) [http://tinyurl.com/gvb2009timeconvert].

We already have responses from as far away (from here in Toronto) as Poland, Uruguay, Germany, China and Ghana.

The web site:

http://www.vsport.tv/gvb/

A YouTube video explaining a bit more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjk2sm9obyw

To register:

http://www.vsport.tv/gvb/wp-login.php?action=register

For anyone on Facebook, here are two more links:

Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2305999547 Event: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2305999547#/event.php?eid=109905140055

We hope you will be able to join us on June 10 by playing, opening a gym for someone, or passing on the message to anyone you know who likes pickup basketball. Thank you,

Sean (aka smithers aka sportsbabel)

posted by smithers at 10:20 PM on June 08

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