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What is the sports lingo in basketball?

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โˆ™ 10y ago

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The most common would probably be jayed (made a mid-range shot over someone), and one (a foul and a made basket), and banked in (made the basket in off the backboard).

There aren't really slang words used in Basketball in my experience but there are some words you can say when you're playing on defense like help, deny, and line but it depends on what position you're playing. wet- swish jayed-you made a shot over a defender got 'em- cracked someone abuser-backboard shot backboard abuser- means that person uses the backboard all the time rachett- when you make belive pull it out it means you about to make every shot Walk=A move with the basketball without taking a dribble Double=Dribbling the ball, picking it up, then dribbling again Shook=When you go for the fake of your offender "Run it Back"=repeat the game you just played Stripped=when you get the ball stolen from you Pinned/stuffed=when a lay-up gets blocked Tic/Clock/Burn=Playing Time Handles=good dribbling ability "D up"=Play hard defense Gun=Shooting alot And 1=the point with the foul "Wet"=describes your shot, if it's on rock=ball glass=backboard board=rebound downtown=from 3 point range paint=free throw lane air ball=a shot attempt that misses the rim hops=a player that can jump epecially well camped out=a player that stays in one spot on the floor for a long period flop=a player that goes down with little contact in order to draw an offensive foul brick=a shot with terrible form that results in a miss prayer=a shot attemted from outside the normal range of a player usually with the clock running out schooled=a successfull offensive play that makes the definsive player look bad packed=a blocked shot hack=usually an intentional foul thats all I can think of for now Stuff- Stop a Shot to the hoop The Bucket means they put the ball in the hoop!

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โˆ™ 10y ago

This is a fascinating question, because slang is always changing, and the "lingo" of any sport will also adapt, as rules change and playing styles change. Today, one of the most common expressions is "slam dunk"-- where the player jumps high and slams the ball into the basket. Fifty years ago, this play was not seen, so there was no expression for it.

Basketball announcers use various slang expressions, and here are a few of them. To "drain a three" is to successful shoot a basket from a long distance, which means you get three points rather than the two points you get for making a shorter shot. You may hear "player X took player Y to school" or "player X really schooled player Y"-- this means that one player showed himself to be superior on a particular play and made the other player look inept or foolish. "All net!" or "Swish!" means the player made a shot that went right through the net, not touching the rim or bouncing off the backboard. You may find it helpful to watch a game on TV but turn down the sound and listen to the play-by-play on the radio (the radio announcers will do more describing). That way, you can learn what the slang expressions mean and see how they apply to what the players just did.

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โˆ™ 13y ago

Slang words for basketball include b-ball and "the rock."

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Rebound, Dribble, shot, travel, free throws ( there are more on this website http://www.answers.com/topic/glossary-of-basketball-terms)

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Feed the big man! A Technique used commonly in basketball!

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b ball

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