I did my study and interview on the basketball community. When I arrived in the parking lot of the Irvington basketball center, I was amazed to see how big the building was. When I parked and walked up to the entrance I went through an automatic sliding door. As I stepped inside I saw many people and could hear the sound of talking and the bouncing of balls against the ground. There were many comfortable looking seats in the main room as well as a counter occupied by a busy receptionist. There were two other doors off to the side leading to a huge area with dozens of basketball courts.
I scheduled a meeting with a man named Joe Johnson that afternoon when he was done with his practice. Joe Johnson was a tall man with dark skin and a bald head. Joe is a coach for one of the basketball teams and he was very willing to answer some of my questions. We spoke English in the interview. Joe Johnson stated, “I love coaching here, it is something fun I like to do on the side.”
I learned that the people in this community understand that hard work and dedication will bring them success. The people in this community are very competitive but are also very nice. I felt very comfortable around them, as they were always willing to help out and give advice. Most of the people in this basketball community seem to wear shorts and basketball shoes on and off the court. Their hard work and patience learned while playing basketball helps them out in other goals they are trying to accomplish in their lives.