When I first showed up here with my cousin in the ’90s, everybody was like, “Who the fuck are these white guys?” We won all the time so they wanted to kill us. Then they liked us. It’s competitive. Tompkins has two fulls and three half courts by Ave A. For me, half court’s better here. When you play 3-on-3, it’s two less people you have to pass to. Tompkins is in the East Village, which has lots of great restaurants. Lucy’s, a dive bar on A, is a great place to grab a beer after a good sweat.