Broadway: What's up?
Swoop: Sometimes I get a little confused at where I should be playing on the court. I
need your help, man. 'Cuz I'm really not sure what position I should play, man.
Broadway: So, what we need to do is teach you and the people at home what the correct
positions are on the basketball court.
Swoop: I don't even know what the positions are.
Broadway: You don't want to be out of position.
Swoop: You sure?
Swoop: But can you show me where it is?
Broadway: Yeah, let's go over to the basketball court.
Swoop: All right. Come on. Let's go check it out.
Broadway: All right, Swoop.
Swoop: What's going on, Broadway?
Broadway: We're going to teach everybody about the positions on the court.
Swoop: Ah, yes, yes. All right.
Broadway: Assume the position.
Swoop: Well, I want to be, what? What was this? Can I be the kicker?
Broadway: No, this is basketball.
Swoop: Oh, OK. You're right, you're right. All right. How about the center fielder? I
like center field.
Broadway: No, there's no center field here.
Swoop: Where, where ...
Broadway: Half court, free throw line, three point line. No center field.
Swoop: So, can you explain to me the positions again, man? I'm sorry.
Broadway: Obviously we gotta bring in some experts. So, we got King Arthur. We got Mr.
Broadway: We got DP the Enforcer.
Broadway: And we're gonna explain the positions on the court.
Swoop: OK. Where ...
Broadway: And you get to pick your own position today.
Swoop: Oh, do I really?
Broadway: Yeah, where do you want to play?
Swoop: OK. Well, let's start with the point guard then. 'Cuz you know what I'm saying?
Swoop: 'Cuz I could be a point ...
Broadway: No, no, no.
Swoop: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What, what? You got a point guard already?
Broadway: Yeah, we got a point guard.
Broadway: King Arthur's the point guard.
Broadway: His job is to initiate the offense ...
Broadway: ... to make sure everybody's in their correct position when he calls the play.
Broadway: So King Arthur's usually gonna use hand signals, or talk and say, "Hey, move
over there.' Whatever the case may be. And make sure everybody's in the right place on
Swoop: OK. OK.
Broadway: Now, he initiates the offense, and the defense.
Swoop: Oh, OK.
Broadway: So that's the point guard. His job is to know where everybody is on the court
at all times. And he's gotta know everybody's positions.
Broadway: So, then we'll move to my position.
Swoop: Oh, no, you said, i could pick. I want the shooting guard.
Swoop: You said, I could shoot.
Broadway: No, I'm the shooting guard.
Swoop: Look at my, it's good.
Swoop: Look at the ...
Broadway: I'm the shooting guard.
Swoop: Oh, OK. All right.
Broadway: So the shooting guard's job is just self-explanatory.
Broadway: It's to shoot the ball.
Broadway: A good shooting guard is somebody who can dribble ...
Broadway: ... and attack the basket, as well as shoot. His primary goal is to put the ball
in the basket, and get the team points.
Swoop: All right. Sounds good.
Broadway: Now, we're gonna move to what's called a three man, or wing man.
Swoop: Three man. Oh, yeah, I could do that. I could do that. I'm a wing. I'm a good wing
man. I got a lot of friends, always saying, I'm a good wing man. I'm a good wing man.
Broadway: No, no, no way.
Swoop: You got a wing already?
Broadway: Yeah, 540.
Swoop: Oh, OK. OK.
Broadway: Mr. 540. The wing man, or the three man, is usually the best athlete on the court.
Broadway: So Mr. 540 is gonna do a little bit of everything.
Broadway: On the offense if he can shoot the shot, it's good.
Swoop: Yeah, yeah.
Broadway: But mostly he wants to finish in transition.
Broadway: He wants to be able to slash to the basket.
Broadway: Defensively and offensively, he wants to help out on the backboards and get
Broadway: So, he's kind of a mix of a guard, and a forward.
Swoop: OK. Sounds good.
Broadway: So, now we move on to the power forward.
Swoop: Oh, see, look at my muscles, son! You see that right there?
Broadway: We got a power for it.
Swoop: I got power.
Broadway: We got a power forward.
Swoop: I got the power. Snap.
Broadway: No. DP is the power forward. Power forward is usually the guy that's the most
physical on the court.
Broadway: His primary job is to rebound the basketball, set good screens.
Broadway: And a good power forward is somebody on the offense end that can score out of a
Broadway: Now we've got one spot left. Guess who that's for?
Swoop: Are you going to say, I'm gonna be the center? I've been a center all of my life.
I'm gonna be a center again now?
Broadway: You're the center of attention.
Swoop: Oh, OK. I'm on it. OK.
Broadway: Yeah, there you go.
Swoop: OK. What? Oh, yeah.
Broadway: It's all on you, baby.
Swoop: Ah, man.
Broadway: This is the most unliked position, but it's the most ...
Broadway: Yes, significant position. Because this guy has to score out of the hole.
Broadway: He has to get rebounds.
Swoop: That's what I do though!
Broadway: He has to outlet the ball.
Swoop: And I do that.
Broadway: He has to block shots.
Swoop: I can do that, too.
Broadway: You see how much stuff you got to do? What position you want to play?
Swoop: I want to play the center.
Broadway: Yeah, you the center, man.
Swoop: Yeah, I want to play the center. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Broadway: So, that's what you gotta do.
Swoop: So, five positions.
Swoop: The point guard.
Broadway: The point guard, King Arthur.
Swoop: The shooting guard.
Broadway: Me, patrol.
Swoop: My main man, the small forward.
Broadway: Yeah, the small forward, the three, or the swing man.
Swoop: OK, the power forward.
Broadway: Power forward, DP the enforcer.
Swoop: And the center.
Broadway: Who's the center of attention?
Swoop: I'm the center.
Broadway: Of attention.
Broadway: You the center.
Broadway: And usually ...
Broadway: ... what positions on the court, it usually goes by size ...
Broadway: ... and/or skills set.
Broadway: So centers are usually taller guys. Wing men are usually mid size. And guards
are usually the smaller guys on the court.
Broadway: Like me and you. See the height differential?
Swoop: I'm taller than you.
Broadway: But I could post you out.
Swoop: Oh, shoot. Stop playing. I'm the center! They told me I could block the shots.
Broadway: Yeah. So there you have it. The positions of the court with the Harlem Wizards.