City Paper is not for tourists
You’ve seen this guy. You’ve watched him do his thing. He’s out there any time the weather’s OK. He stands at the free-throw line of the half-court at Stead Park on the 1600 block of P Street NW. And he just shoots, nonstop. Actually, he does stop every so often to update his book of stats. His routine was brilliantly chronicled by none other than our own sports/games/competition columnist Dave McKenna.
Sometime in the next year or so, Robert Triolo will lose his hoop. Renovation plans for Stead call for eliminating the half-court and replacing it with a small field for kids to play on. Triolo will likely have to take his game to the adjacent full court, but that’s often busy with five-on-five games.