In Belgium, I live in a small village. There aren't any public courts
in the neighbourhood. That's why I normally only play indoors. It was
exciting to me when I found that there were a lot of public basketball
courts in Toulouse. In the two weeks after I arrived I didn't go because
I had stress (not comfortable with the language,...). After my French
classes begun I got to know Daniel. A erasmus student from Germany. He
also played basketball and wanted to go to one of these courts. A couple
of days later we went. We wanted to join in the match-ups but we didn't
know how. After watching for 20 minutes we still hadn't figured it out.
That's when we asked one of the locals, what we had to do to join in.
He said we had to say: "Je me lève". The next game we played. It was
very nice until I defended someone and said I made a fault on the
person. My team was angry with me because only the offensive player
should call a fault.
to me playing uncertainly because I thought I could still make other
mistakes I didn't know about. Now after a couple of weeks I learned what
the behaviour is from interacting with the locals on the basketball