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Basketball Lingo 101

In basketball, you not only have to walk the walk, but you have to talk the talk as well.
Basketball Lingo

You wouldn't go to France without learning French, so why would you go to the basketball courts without learning basketball lingo?

Basketball Lingo

  • And One - Scoring a basket while getting fouled. Example: If you score and are fouled, scream, "And One!"
  • Bang - To dunk hard. Example: Tracy McGrady banged it on Ben Wallace last night.
  • Fillin' It Up - To score a lot of points. Example: Carmelo Anthony was fillin' it up all night long.
  • Yes Sir - You approve a nice play. Example: If one of your teammates makes an impressive dunk, shout, "Yes Sir!"
  • Breakin' Ankles - To effectively use a crossover dribble, using it so well you cause your defender to fall or stumble. Example: Allen Iverson was breakin' ankles all game.
  • Dime - A nice pass. Example: Jason Kidd dropped a nice dime.
  • Wrecking Shop - A player is dominating. Example: In the NBA Finals, Tony Parker was wrecking shop.
  • Garbage - A player, team or a certain play sucks. Example: The Boston Celtics are garbage.
  • Boards - Getting a rebound, or rebounding. Example: Amare Stoudamire got like 10 boards last night.
  • Got Served - Your team got destroyed. Example: The Cavs got served in the Finals.
  • Lock Him Up - To play great defense on somebody. Example: When you are trying to motivate your teammate to play harder on defense, yell, "Lock him up!"
  • Beat It Up - To emphatically block someone's shot. Example: If you're a little guy, you better go to the basket strong, or else Dwight Howard will beat it up.
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JennyD

JennyD wrote:

Ever heard of it
commented: Thu Sep 19, 2013

directioner_4lyfe
thats cray
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