Boop Hardy, 10, hangs from the net outside a friend's house during a pick up game of basketball on Saginaw's Westside. Street basketball in Saginaw, Mich. is a way to form community among the kids of the neighborhood as friendships form and their basketball skills are put to the test.

Boop Hardy, 10, hangs from the net outside a friend's house during a pick up game of basketball on Saginaw's Westside. Street basketball in Saginaw, Mich. is a way to form community among the kids of the neighborhood as friendships form and their basketball skills are put to the test.

 Anthony Richardson, 12, shoots as Boop Hardy, 10, reaches to block him during a game on Saginaw's Westside. Games often start all in the afternoons and continue until dark.

Anthony Richardson, 12, shoots as Boop Hardy, 10, reaches to block him during a game on Saginaw's Westside. Games often start all in the afternoons and continue until dark.

 Cayden Gomez, 12, of Saginaw poses in the evening sun after a game of basketball outside a friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.

Cayden Gomez, 12, of Saginaw poses in the evening sun after a game of basketball outside a friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.

 Davion Maxwell, 15, of Saginaw goes up to shoot past his nephew Nico Smith, 18, of Flint in the neighbor's driveway.

Davion Maxwell, 15, of Saginaw goes up to shoot past his nephew Nico Smith, 18, of Flint in the neighbor's driveway.

 Cayden Gomez, 12, grins as he tries to block his friend Boop Hardy, 10, during a game of basketball outside their friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.

Cayden Gomez, 12, grins as he tries to block his friend Boop Hardy, 10, during a game of basketball outside their friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.

 Briyan Nicholson, 11, of Saginaw takes a break from playing while the game continues behind him on Saginaw's Westside.

Briyan Nicholson, 11, of Saginaw takes a break from playing while the game continues behind him on Saginaw's Westside.

 Games are often punctuated by drivers attempting to drive down the street and once they pass, the action resumes.

Games are often punctuated by drivers attempting to drive down the street and once they pass, the action resumes.

 Cameron Nicholson, 9, of Saginaw holds a ball above his head as poses during a break from a game on the Westside of Saginaw.

Cameron Nicholson, 9, of Saginaw holds a ball above his head as poses during a break from a game on the Westside of Saginaw.

 The ball hovers in midair before making it into the basket during a game on Saginaw's Westside.

The ball hovers in midair before making it into the basket during a game on Saginaw's Westside.

 A pair of young men walk home after a game of basketball with friends on Saginaw's Westside.

A pair of young men walk home after a game of basketball with friends on Saginaw's Westside.

 Boop Hardy, 10, hangs from the net outside a friend's house during a pick up game of basketball on Saginaw's Westside. Street basketball in Saginaw, Mich. is a way to form community among the kids of the neighborhood as friendships form and their basketball skills are put to the test.
 Anthony Richardson, 12, shoots as Boop Hardy, 10, reaches to block him during a game on Saginaw's Westside. Games often start all in the afternoons and continue until dark.
 Cayden Gomez, 12, of Saginaw poses in the evening sun after a game of basketball outside a friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.
 Davion Maxwell, 15, of Saginaw goes up to shoot past his nephew Nico Smith, 18, of Flint in the neighbor's driveway.
 Cayden Gomez, 12, grins as he tries to block his friend Boop Hardy, 10, during a game of basketball outside their friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.
 Briyan Nicholson, 11, of Saginaw takes a break from playing while the game continues behind him on Saginaw's Westside.
 Games are often punctuated by drivers attempting to drive down the street and once they pass, the action resumes.
 Cameron Nicholson, 9, of Saginaw holds a ball above his head as poses during a break from a game on the Westside of Saginaw.
 The ball hovers in midair before making it into the basket during a game on Saginaw's Westside.
 A pair of young men walk home after a game of basketball with friends on Saginaw's Westside.

Boop Hardy, 10, hangs from the net outside a friend's house during a pick up game of basketball on Saginaw's Westside. Street basketball in Saginaw, Mich. is a way to form community among the kids of the neighborhood as friendships form and their basketball skills are put to the test.

Anthony Richardson, 12, shoots as Boop Hardy, 10, reaches to block him during a game on Saginaw's Westside. Games often start all in the afternoons and continue until dark.

Cayden Gomez, 12, of Saginaw poses in the evening sun after a game of basketball outside a friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.

Davion Maxwell, 15, of Saginaw goes up to shoot past his nephew Nico Smith, 18, of Flint in the neighbor's driveway.

Cayden Gomez, 12, grins as he tries to block his friend Boop Hardy, 10, during a game of basketball outside their friend's house on Saginaw's Westside.

Briyan Nicholson, 11, of Saginaw takes a break from playing while the game continues behind him on Saginaw's Westside.

Games are often punctuated by drivers attempting to drive down the street and once they pass, the action resumes.

Cameron Nicholson, 9, of Saginaw holds a ball above his head as poses during a break from a game on the Westside of Saginaw.

The ball hovers in midair before making it into the basket during a game on Saginaw's Westside.

A pair of young men walk home after a game of basketball with friends on Saginaw's Westside.

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