Los Angeles has several reasons to claim the title of the basketball capital of the world. With no disrespect to Boston, Chicago, San Antonio, and Miami.
Los Angeles is probably the only city in the United States and worldwide with very rich basketball history. Let’s engage with numbers to support this argument.
Los Angeles Lakers won 11 NBA World Championships, UCLA has 11 NCAA basketball titles, the best high school system that has been producing dozens of the game’s greatest players. Plus, add in the pick-up basketball culture that has been featured in popular culture.
Moreover, the Los Angeles Athletic Club annually presents the iconic John R Wooden Award to the women and men college basketball Players of the Year.
To put it all into protective, LA has some of the nicest basketball courts in the country. With solid pick up runs to add! All due to its rich basketball culture and history.
So let’s get started on the 6 best basketball courts in Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Athletic Club
- Equinox – Sports Center
- Pan Pacific Park
- Poinsettia Recreation Center
- Venice Beach
- Angles Gate Parks
Los Angeles Athletic Club
Los Angeles Athletic Club is located on 431 W 7th Street. It is a great basketball court that can allow you to play some game of basketball and make new friends in the process. The court also hosts a basketball conditioning class every Saturday that novices can horn their skills especially in footwork, dribbling, shooting, passing, and advanced handling of the ball.
Equinox – Sports Center
This venue is famous for helping ballers get a good workout. With a full-scale basketball court, visitors can play basketball at their own rate whether they are beginners or long-time hoop junkies. The venue also features pickup games in case you can’t find a partner to go up against. You can also enjoy a wide range of sports amenities including pool, weights, Pilate, and a spa.
Pan Pacific Park
This basketball park tends to attract some Hollywood elites after finish shooting a movie. It has sprawling premises that features everything including jogging tracks, dog park, and soccer fields.
Poinsettia Recreation Center
At this basketball court, pickup basketball is the order of the day. The outpost attracts all sorts of players including the old-time regulars and showbiz. There are usually basketball games battles at the court that begins at sunset until the losing team decides to quit. Poinsettia Recreation Center also tends to attract spectators who come to witness as the battles play out.
Venice beach, defiantly a court to visit. It has everything you need, solid runs, next to a beach, great food. I mean, you can spend an entire day at this court.
Do me a favor, go to this beach…get a solid run, or watch. Then hit the beach and enjoy the sunset. Thank me later!
Angles Gate Park
Angles Gate Park, in my opinion, my be one of the best court in the world – I really mean that. Stare at the below photo, tell me thats isn’t beautiful. It gets better, but you have to wait until the sun set to believe me. If you are in Los Angeles, this court is a must see.
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