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Must Hoop : Pigalle Basketball Court in Paris

Wedged in between two seemingly monotonous apartment buildings, is one of the most colorful and photographed basketball courts in the world. The Pigalle basketball court is the perfect example of art meeting sports and a “Must Hoop” court for any basketball player living near or traveling through the 9th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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‘Roundball Religion’ Photography in America’s Heartland

Roundball Religion is the title of the project of American photographer and teacher Joe Cornett to capture basketball hoops and courts in the heartland of America. “This body of work is a photographic exploration of rustic and makeshift basketball hoops and playgrounds found throughout the United States. The backboard and space give us insight about the culture of basketball in various regions of the country. I’m interested in not only the image, but also the backstory that comes with each hoop.” says the California based photography instructor.

The “American Dream” title photo
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Must Hoop : The Rooftop Court in Dubrovnik, Croatia

The City Wall Rooftop Court located in Dubrovnik, Croatia is one of the most photographed courts in the world. This “must hoop” court off the Adriatic Sea has become one of the leading and most sought-after tourist destinations and a rare opportunity for hoopers to play on this majestic court.

The legendary basketball court in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
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Must Hoop : Kinloch Park in St. Louis

Basketball courts don’t need to to be over complicated to bring hours of joy. All you need is ninety-four by fifty feet of hard court surface, and a hoop at either end to bring smiles to people’s faces. One such court that has brought players back to play after the upgrade is the “must hoop” court in Kinloch Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kinloch Park in St. Louis

Despite the formula being so simple, this has not stopped creative minds from around the world constructing some of the most unique courts we have ever seen. These feasts for the eyes have become national landmarks, and bucket list items when visiting certain countries.

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Must Hoop : Prahran Park in Australia

If you’re looking for a court, look no further than down under. Australia isn’t just one of the best basketball countries in the world, they also boast some of the most unique courts we have ever seen. With a wide range to choose from, there are a select few streetball courts that have become famous over the years. One of those is Prahran Park located in metropolitan Melbourne, our featured “Must Hoop” basketball court.

Prahran Park visited by AND1 Team in November 2007
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Top 10 Basketball Courts on the Beach

For basketball players, there is something special about hooping right near the water. We take a look at the some of the best basketball courts in the world that are on or near the beach. Check them out here!

Venice Beach Basketball
The Most Famous Basketball Beach Court – Venice Beach

You can at some of the best and most well-known outdoor courts in the world.

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