Neighborhood Play

Dexter Anderson plays basketball with with his son Alex Anderson, 12, in front of their home in Peoria, Illinois, U.S., on Sunday afternoon. The Anderson family was outside barbecuing and playing with the kids to enjoy the summer day, despite the rain. "Rain isn't going to stop me from barbecuing," Dexter Anderson said. A simple game of basketball with dad in the neighborhood is, to me, one of the purest expressions of local basketball pride. There are no fans, no stands, no court, and no glory — it is simply basketball at home, played for enjoyment and connection.