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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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skip pass

Sports; Basketball

A basketball pass in which the offensive player passes the basketball over the heads of the defense, usually from one side of the offensive arc to the opposite side. When done effectively this pass ...

Rasheed Wallace rule

Sports; Basketball

A rule in the NBA where once a player accumulates 16 technical fouls in a season he will be suspended one game and fined. Rasheed Wallace, throughout his long professional basketball career in the ...

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A popularly emphatic oral term used in basketball when an offensive player makes a basket in the process of being fouled. The term refers to the one free throw the offensive player is awarded as a ...

hesitation dribble

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A maneuver in basketball where the offensive player subtly changes the speed of his forward dribble (while penetrating the basket) attempting to gain an advantage on his defender.


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A slang term used in basketball to refer to a badly missed shot.


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A basketball term used to refer to a perfectly made basketball jump shot that cleanly falls through the basket without touching the rim.

finger roll

Sports; Basketball

A type of basketball shot where the ball rolls off the tips of the fingers (one handed shot) to the basket, usually in an attempt to avoid a defender and allow for the ball to softly enter the ...

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