Best Place for a Pickup Game (2007)

Fonde Recreation Center

The Fonde Recreation Center, set along the Buffalo Bayou just west of downtown, is the city's premier spot for pickup basketball. Dozens of NBA legends, from Clyde Drexler to Hakeem Olajuwon, have graced the courts, and many of the old-timers still occasionally show up to run the floor. The gym is free and open to the public, but you better bring your A-game. There's also plenty of room on the bleachers for fans looking to be wowed by Houston's best ballers.

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