Not any clutz can play basketball well. You need a certain grace to move about the court without stepping on the toes of your teammates or defenders. This is what I realized today as my defender repeatedly stepped on my toes, blocked me with moving screens, and more or less moved like a wheelbarrow of bricks up and down the court. This guy has a thick body–muscular, not fat–but has never learned how to move his body gracefully in space.
Talking to another regular player of the Noon Time Crew, he agreed and wondered where we learn our basketball grace; neither one of us has ever played organized basketball, just many pick-up games, and we both move with relative ease around the court.
I need to think on this more . . .