Hoops Playground 5e80fc (1990 - 1999)

League Status

  • 10 of 10 owners joined
  • Season completed!
  • This league will delete on: 12/12/2023 at 12:15 PM PT

League Champs
Portland Musicmen

Playoff Schedule

Game Series
1 Knackers @ Musicmen
First Round
1 Ballers @ All Stars
First Round
2 Musicmen @ Knackers
First Round
2 All Stars @ Ballers
First Round
3 Ballers @ All Stars
First Round
3 Knackers @ Musicmen
First Round
1 Musicmen @ All Stars
Final Round
2 All Stars @ Musicmen
Final Round

Latest Results

Date Matchup
11/12 All Stars @ Musicmen
11/12 Musicmen @ All Stars
11/11 Knackers @ Musicmen
11/11 Ballers @ All Stars
11/11 All Stars @ Ballers

League Chat


How it works

The game is simple! Draft your five-man squad and follow them as they compete against nine other teams. First team to 80 points wins each game. No refs, no subs, just playground hoops! The top four teams after 40 games play in a playoff tournament (best-of-three) to decide the champ! Play in as many leagues as you want (up to three at once, or up to ten for active site donors). Read more about the simulator.


Musicmen (wroddick) 31 14 .689 - W3
All Stars (JDFrost) 30 15 .667 - L2
Knackers (Malael) 26 17 .605 - L1
Ballers (filler) 24 19 .558 - L2
Cobras (dshearer) 23 17 .575 - W1
Peaches (filler8) 17 23 .425 5.5 L2
Kawhi (dalbpho8) 17 23 .425 5.5 L2
Snowstorm (Jefffreyb) 14 26 .350 8.5 W1
Highlanders (dynasty8) 14 26 .350 8.5 L1
Sharks (dynasty) 12 28 .300 10.5 W1

Upcoming Games

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Transaction Log

11/8/2023 Cobras
Benched SG Wesley Person
Added SG Tim Legler

11/5/2023 Kawhi
Benched C Manute Bol
Added C Tyrone Hill

11/5/2023 Kawhi
Benched SF Anthony Bonner
Added SF Jerome Kersey

11/5/2023 Kawhi
Benched PF Larry Smith
Added PF Charles Oakley

11/3/2023 Kawhi
Benched PG Sidney Lowe
Added PG Charlie Ward

11/2/2023 Kawhi
Benched SF Richard Coffey
Added SF Anthony Bonner

11/2/2023 Kawhi
Benched C Les Jepsen
Added C Manute Bol

11/1/2023 Kawhi
Benched PG Vincenzo Esposito
Added PG Sidney Lowe

10/30/2023 Kawhi
Benched SF Brian Davis
Added SF Richard Coffey

10/29/2023 Kawhi
Benched PF Scott Hastings
Added PF Larry Smith

10/29/2023 Kawhi
Benched C Keith Tower
Added C Les Jepsen

10/28/2023 Knackers
Benched SF Detlef Schrempf
Added SF Toni Kukoc

More rules

Ties are broken based on total points scored during the season. In the rare case a team has the same record and the same total points, a coin flip will break the tie. Playoff series are best-of-three.

Sim Info

The game uses player's real-life "Per 36-minutes" stats to determine the likelihood of any given event occuring during a possession, such as a steal, block or turnover. Field goals and three-pointers are determined based on real-life FG percentages (with offensive win-share and defensive win-share based on BasketballReference.com also contributing to the sim results). Players' attributes are not part of the equation. In other words, it doesn't matter how tall a player was, how fast he was, what style he played with. Only his stats matter.

The playground aspect of the game means players with high OWS (offensive win share) can sometimes score a little better from the field, because they won't ever take free throws. Big men sometimes shoot worse from the field than expected, because they are going up against the best defensive centers in the game.

Players will attempt baskets with the same frequency they did in real life, relative to the other players on the court. This helps prevent someone using a player with a high field goal percentage and having them make an unrealistic amount of attempts. Keep in mind, when you have a lineup of all-time greats, every player took a lot of attempts, which means field-goal distribution will be fairly even across your lineup (unless you purposely draft a lineup with one superstar and a bunch of complementary teammates - in that scenario, it's more likely your star will get the majority of attempts.) Managers have some discretion over the share of field goals each player gets.

Because this game was built quickly and meant to mimick a 5-on-5 "street ball" scenario, there is no fatigue, substitutions or game clock. First team to score 80 wins. Players will still get fouled based on real-life stats, but there are no free throws.