▶️ Ball is life for these dedicated senior hoopers

A group of men has been playing pickup basketball together three times a week for nearly 40 years.

They wake up before the sun rises to get in an hour of hoops, and they’ll do so until their doctors tell them they have to stop. (And probably longer, if they have their way.)

You see, most of the ballers in this game are closer to 90 than they are 40. But for them, age is just a number and they won’t let that stand in the way of their hoop dreams…or at least a fun time.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom met up with the group at 5:30 a.m. recently to find out what makes them tick.


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