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Almost everyone in 1,700-resident Gezhuang, from 7-year-old kids to seniors in their 70s, can play basketball, Li Haibo, the village chief, told Xinhua in a recent interview. THE BEGINNINGS OF BASKETBALL IN GEZHUANG Gezhuang's basketball story began as early as 1973, when a primary school teacher working there assembled a team with his pupils. ""Back then, they had only a wooden board hanging on a tree with an iron hoop and a second-hand basketball for practice,"" Li recalled. With no money to buy jerseys, the young players were bare-chested in summer and wore sweaters in winter for practice, but the tough going did not prevent them from having fun while making progress with their skills. The Gezhuang team won the county's student basketball tournament only months after its establishment. In an even more inspiring feat, it became a grass-roots dream team by taking three consecutive titles at Cangzhou's biennial game from 1975 to 1979, and winning the provincial championship in Hebei a year later. Gradually since that time, basketball has spread in popularity across the village, Li said. ""Villagers started to adopt a positive attitude towards basketball, and playing the game has become a habitual thing among them."" GRASS-ROOTS DEVELOPMENT Gezhuang has come a long way since basketball's early days. It now boasts a standard plastic-floored court with 320 seats and six lamps. 66-year-old Ge Jiamai, who has played basketball for over 40 years, said he never thought there would be such a great court only steps away from his house. ""I often go to the court to shoot some balls after finishing my farm work or join others to play four-on-four,"" added Ge, as he took a break after a shoot-around. Since the court was completed in 2014, in addition to meeting the demand from locals, it has also been used for three years in a row to host invitational matches that brought together Gezhuang's team and squads from neighboring counties and cities. 53-year-old Wu Wanjie, who lists Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry as one of his favorite players, appeared on court last year as a substitute point guard for Gezhuang. 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