Some of the most famous hoops of the world are at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. There are four courts, the main (blue) court is surrounded by little stands and is the home of the Venice Basketball League. There’s always a pick up game under way on these courts and tourists from all over the world like to watch. Some people call this spot «hoopers’ paradise» and once you have played at Venice Beach, you will know why.
Interesting side note: According to dozens of Instagram pictures a lot of people seem to believe that the movie «White Men can’t jump» was filmed on these courts. The truth is that the basketball scenes were shot on a court further north. Unfortunately that court doesn’t exist anymore.