Grannies Ready To Rock On The Basketball Court VIDEO

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Sameera Ehteram
These energetic and spunky grandmothers will make your day!

A team of basketball-playing grandmas are gearing up for the upcoming National Senior Games in Minneapolis, with one saying she didn't start shooting hoops until age 70.

It may not be who you're used to seeing on the basketball court. But these senior citizens in Chicago are serious competitors.

"They did not have girls basketball when I was growing up. It's the best exercise for me, and it's fun, although some of those ladies are rough," says 81-year-old basketball player, Edwina Dennis.

While they're training to win – they say basketball is about more than that.

"It keeps you young, and you have so many friends. The people are so positive. You know usually you're around older folks and they aren't terribly positive," says 79-year-old Jane Bus.

The Senior Games – an Olympics-style competition – will host some 12,000 athletes ages 50 and older through July 16.

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