Basketball Sounds


Shrill whistles.
Foul calls.
Coaching chatter.
Squeaking sneakers.
Dribbled balls.
Grunting players,
Rim-rattling dunks.
Trash talking.
Hissing and booing
Clapping, and…

When a shot's truly right,
Snap follows swish –
Overhead, shooter's
Arm high moments longer,
Hand in lasting goodbye–
Crowd, zero to 60 in milliseconds,
Erupts. Above all else,
For a single tick,
You know just how sweet
The game can be.

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