Locals shine in The People's Games

The streetball tournament featured Hall of Fame coaches, top non-pros from N.Y., L.A.

Updated: May 13, 2011, 6:42 PM ET
By Jared Zwerling | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- "A technical foul in a streetball game?" someone in the crowd yelled. "Are you kidding me?"

Many who know the inside-outs of playground basketball will tell you there is no such thing as getting T'd up. It's a forbidden unwritten rule. But what that spectator didn't realize was that this was much more than a New York City pickup game.

It was Game 2 of The People's Games, a best-of-three series between New York City and Los Angeles, headlined by some of the best nonprofessional ...

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