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Street Basketball Life - Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy

Street Basketball Life is a personal project created between February and April 2019. The goal is to tell the story of the street basketball world of the northeastern suburbs of Milan, Italy. In the last three years, Cernusco sul Naviglio’s court turned out to be a unique reality of this area becoming the one and only meeting point for basketball enthusiast in the surrounding areas. This reality grew over the years thanks to a WhatsApp group chat created by Lorenzo Conte and Fabien N’Guessan back in Febrary 2016. This group, which originally only counted 5 members as opposed to the more than 60 members that are part of it today, gave everyone the opportunity to find players on a daily basis without necessarily having a personal connection with them, making ballin much easier. Cernusco sul Naviglio’s court became a place of free and spontaneous gathering in which athletes of any age and ability (some of them never played in a team while others played as high as Serie C), can challenge themselves only for the purest passion for the game in a fair play environment of friendship and healthy competition.
Dunking at sunset - 13/02/2019
Cernusco Sul Naviglio, Province of Milan, Italy.
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Dunking at sunset
13/02/2019
Cernusco Sul Naviglio, Province of Milan, Italy.
Between Febrary and November, Cernusco sul Navuglio’s court is gathering place for Basketball fans living in the surrounding areas and almost every afternoon great challenges takes place in a friendly environment of friendship and healthy competition.

21/02/2019
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Between Febrary and November, Cernusco sul Navuglio’s court is gathering place for Basketball fans living in the surrounding areas and almost every afternoon great challenges takes place in a friendly environment of friendship and healthy competition.

21/02/2019
Even if we only play for the passion for the game, no one spares himself under the basket.

23/03/2019.
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Even if we only play for the passion for the game, no one spares himself under the basket.

23/03/2019.
Contrast under the basket.

13/02/2019
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Contrast under the basket.

13/02/2019
At the court, there are no set teams. Before every game, free throws are used to decide who plays and who sits.

23/03/2019
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At the court, there are no set teams. Before every game, free throws are used to decide who plays and who sits.

23/03/2019
WhatsApp group “campetti” is a central tool in the organization of these pickup games. When enough people answer, players would show up as early as noon, particularly during the weekends.  

10/03/2019
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WhatsApp group “campetti” is a central tool in the organization of these pickup games. When enough people answer, players would show up as early as noon, particularly during the weekends.

10/03/2019
Lorenzo Conte and Fabien N’Guessan are two great friends that made this wonderful reality possible.

30/04/2019
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Lorenzo Conte and Fabien N’Guessan are two great friends that made this wonderful reality possible.

30/04/2019
Girl smoking a cigarette while her boyfriend plays the game. 

23/03/2019
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Girl smoking a cigarette while her boyfriend plays the game.

23/03/2019
Fair play is the most important rule of this court.

9/04/2019
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Fair play is the most important rule of this court.

9/04/2019
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