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Terms of or pertaining to the game of basketball which involves two teams of five players trying to work together to accumulate points by shooting or dunking a ball through a basket. The team with the most points by the end of the game wins.

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triple threat position

Sports; Basketball

A basketball ready postion in which a player with possession of the basketball is in a basketball ready position; ready to shoot the ball, pass the ball and dribble the ball. Knees are bent, body is ...

fade away jump shot

Sports; Basketball

A particular jump shot in basketball where the player is leaning away from the basket as he is attempting the jump shot, very often to avoid the opposing player who is trying to black the shot.


Sports; Basketball

A basketball shot with extreme arc that is often attempted by a smaller player in the midst of taller players within 10 feet of the basket.

no look pass

Sports; Basketball

Basketball pass in which the player passing the basketball is not looking at the intended receiver he is passing to.


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A dribbling maneuver in basketball where the player dribbling the basketball with one hand quickly changes the direction of the basketball into his other hand by dribbling the ball to his other hand, ...


Sports; Basketball

A maneuver in basketball where the offensive player, while in the act of shooting the basketball, leans towards his defender attempting to initiate contact and thus draw a foul.


Sports; Basketball

A play in basketball where an offensive player throws (passes) the ball to a teammate who is in the process of jumping at the rim to receive the ball to either lay it in or dunk it.

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