Friends of Garry Shandling gathered for one last basketball game at his home

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Even in death, Garry Shandling is a baller host.

The comedian — who passed away on March 24 at age 66 — was known in the comedy world for his mentorship of other comics including Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow and Kevin Nealon, among many others.

Shandling hosted a weekly basketball game every Sunday at his Los Angeles home for his comedian friends. After his unexpected death, his friends and mentees decided to play one last game in his honor on March 27.

Judd Apatow posted the following photo of the Sunday basketball crew at their final gathering.

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Friends of Garry Shandling gathered for one last basketball game at his home
One last game of basketball at Garry's house to say goodbye.
love you uncle garry miss you like family
I'm 1 of many comics that can say it- he made us feel special til we believed it. My teacher my friend my Garry
Yesterday we lost our most brilliant comic mind & I lost the most generous loving mentor & friend. Who will I guard?
Regram @juddapatow. One last Sunday Game at Garry's. Adam McKay put it best, "Garry's 3rd show was putting together this family of friends." Not too bad to have three masterpieces in one life. I'm so grateful to have such a great group of friends that all loved Garry so much. We'll miss you forever.
A bunch of fans of Garry Shandling who were lucky enough to become friends of Garry Shandling. RIP brother I don't think you even realize how much you will be missed @craigsla @rejectedjokes @sarahkatesilverman @christophergartin @alexrichanbach @breckinmeyer @jessestern @bwash @ryanphillippe @paulinaslagter @sulimccullough
For the past 12+ years, I'd spend my Sunday's playing basketball at Garry Shandling's. It was one of those private amazing activities that I'd always look forward to. Yesterday, we played one last game in his honor. #ripgarryshandling #garryshandling #sulistrong
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Joining Apatow at the final pick-up game were Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, Jeffrey Tambor, Richard Lewis, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon and a host of other famous funny people.

Shandling's weekly basketball game was included in a profile of the comedian in the April 2010 issue of GQ.

"Every Sunday he's in Los Angeles, Shandling calls the game for noon. The invitation-only crowd gathers in his kitchen to drink coffee, and at 12:30, everyone heads out the patio doors, past the pool and down a series of steps into the lower yard," the article reads. "As is the custom, the first person to reach the half-court grabs a leaf blower and sweeps it clean. Then they play: three-on-three to seven points, win by two.

Apparently Apatow was rarely a guest.

"Judd Apatow plays infrequently, but only, he says, because 'Sarah's better than me, and it's shameful for me, as a man, to accept that,'" GQ wrote.

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Friends of Garry Shandling gathered for one last basketball game at his home
RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation.
Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much
One of the funniest of all, the beloved and very complicated Gary Shandling has died.
Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most. https://t.co/Ud8AQXNBXN
Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot.
.@GarryShandling no no no. I love you. I cannot accept that you are gone. Rest in Power my hero. #RIPGarry
Not Garry Shandling!!!!!! A treasure!!!!!! How sad.
LARRY SANDERS FOREVER. Such sad news. #RIPGarryShandling
No!!! Not #GaryShandling!! I am devastated. Grew up with Larry Sanders. Can't process this. RIP. Beyond sad. Thoughts are with his family.
Wait, what? Gary Shandling? No.
I am shocked that Gary Shandling has passed. I was so thrilled to have worked with him on The Larry Sanders Show. So funny & witty. RIP.
Gary Shandling was a comedy hero of mine. He once sent me a thank you note that read, "Thanks for nothing." RIP https://t.co/DmCy2JZcGj
Peace to a very funny man Garry Shandling
Sad today. My friend @GarryShandling passed. He encouraged me from the very start. A few weeks ago he told me life was short and enjoy it.
I can't........ https://t.co/zMMX17Rb5X
Sad to hear about Garry Shandling's death. He made me laugh.
Saddened over Garry Shandling. He was a comedy idol of mine. He leaves behind the greatest single-camera comedy of all time. #LarrySanders
Absolutely can't process the loss of Garry Shandling. Such a genius, such a wonderful man, such an inspiration. I was so honored to know him
Garry Shandling, you came to an early promotional screening of CYRUS and hung w/me & @jayduplass afterwards at PF Changs. Thank you.
"Nice guys finish first. If you don't know that, then you don't know where the finish line is." Garry Shandling https://t.co/goJsDx6Cl8
R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I’m so shocked and saddened. He was brilliantly funny, and so kind to me.
The great Garry Shandling's work is such a touchstone for me that I was actually discussing him moments before I heard the sad news. RIP
If it's true I am heartsick @GarryShandling has died? One in a million brilliant people say it's not so
R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.
I'm both shocked & saddened at the passing of Garry Shandling. He'll forever remain a comedic legend. #RIP
Can't believe that I just heard Garry Shandling died. I'm shattered.
This Garry Shandling news is devastating.
OMG not @GarryShandling, I'm heartbroken and will always remember our laughs we shared on the set of #XFiles #RIP
So saddened by the death of Garry Shandling. Brilliantly funny guy. And a sweetheart, too. Did his show twice. RIP.
This really hurts. Rest In Peace, @GarryShandling.
RIP Garry Shandling. #Irreplaceable
Heartbreaking news about Garry Shandling. Just heartbreaking.
He was as deep as he was funny. I wanted Garry Shandling to live forever and I somehow thought he would.
Rest in Peace, Garry Shandling. His work, including the Larry Sanders Show, was an enormous influence.
Oh my ..GOD will laugh now as he never has Before REST IN PEACE .. Wayyyy to soon https://t.co/c5T4O6kBHg
Nooooo!!! I love Garry Shandling. So sad!! #pioneer
Dammit. He was the best. So sad. RIP Garry Shandling
R.I.P. @GarryShandling. A great career and an iconic television series. #larrysanders :(
Garry Shandling is one of the great teachers in my life. He taught me about subtext, honesty, compassion, the best kind of comedy. Much love
So sad to hear about @GarryShandling he was one of my favorites #ripgarryshandling https://t.co/nwA3OxVR7M
Gary Shandling was a comedy hero of mine. He once sent me a thank you note that read, "Thanks for nothing." RIP https://t.co/DmCy2JZcGj
Garry Shandling you were and always will be comedy gold. #gonewaytoosoon #rip #alwaysfunny
I'm both shocked & saddened at the passing of Garry Shandling. He'll forever remain a comedic legend. #RIP
#GaryShandling NO!! What happened?!! My first job in LA. NO!
Gary Shandling was to comedy what grumpy cat is to the internet. #gamechanger. RIP #garyshandling.
Oh no RIP @garyshandling Such a talent.
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