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I believe it's from the expression of "dropping a dime", meaning to call someone up-- since years ago pay phones cost only a dime to use. Sports analyst hunt for obscure and catchy slangs to use. I remember in my high school days, we all went around saying: "Way down town...... BANG!" b/c of Sports Center. I've only heard assists called dimes on Sports Center, so I'm guessing someone got funny w/ the phase.
its called the urban dictionary jackass
yes it is a slang word for a stolen basketball
Slang words for basketball include b-ball and "the rock."
Yes, a dime is a slang term for an assist in basketball.
The rock as in, "pass me the rock."
umm.... the bucket? the hole? basket?
College Basketball Association. Or Can't Be Asked ( In Slang.)