Best Youth Basketball Pickup Game (2010)

Happy Warrior Playground

The four modest full courts at "Goat Park," a/k/a the Happy Warrior Playground, at 98th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, offer skilled competition for all ages. Sure, the men's games get a little chippy, especially late in the day, but the kids' games are pretty good. The court is named after playground legend Earl "The Goat" Manigault, and late every summer the top pro-am teams from across the city play a Nike-sponsored four-game tournament there.


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