As local hoops fans celebrate the Golden State Warriors’ incredible championship run, the 36th season of the San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am Summer Basketball League kicks off at Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park this week.
For the past 35 years, basketball fans have enjoyed watching pros, college players and international stars battle in a highly competitive and equally entertaining brand of basketball throughout the summer months. Supported by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the league runs from June through August and features evening games Monday through Thursday for the men’s teams and on Saturday afternoons for the women’s.
The best part of the league is the admission price: free.
Fans of all ages flock to the games in hopes of seeing some high-flying dunks, crisp passing, and maybe an NBA player or two. Last summer, Warriors star Stephen Curry stopped by and promptly scored 43 points in his pro-am debut, a prelude to his historic MVP season.
For more information on this year’s rosters and game schedule, click here.