FWMSr has been telling me about this book my entire life. Tonight was the 35th anniversary celebration of Heaven Is A Playground‘s publication, the book Barack Obama said was “the best basketball book [he’d] ever read”, the book based on a summer of basketball in Foster Park in Flatbush, Brooklyn where my dad and his friends played daily. Many of the players mentioned (some with names changed in the pages) were in attendance and it was akin to a long overdue family reunion.
Dad wanted to bring the camera to shoot pictures, but I wanted him to be free to move around and hang with his friends, so I offered to shoot the party for him.
Haven’t seen him that happy in a while. Good times.
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Photo Gallery after the jump.
Forgive some of the blurriness, I didn’t have the shutter speed set right.
UPDATED: Short vid of FWMSr reminsicin’ on the old days.