But along the way it has taken on a dizzying variety of additional senses, including (but not limited to) ‘a toy block’, ‘a good fellow’, ‘brick cheese’, and ‘gaffe’. The basketball sense of brick is one of the more recent ones, with written evidence dating from the beginning of the 1970s.
Basketball Vocabulary Word List (317) A) Ability, Accusation, Active, Advantage, Aggressive, Alternate, Announcement, Assist, Assistance, Athlete, Athletics, Attempt, Attendance, Attraction, Averages. B) Balance, Ball, Basketball, Battle, Benefit, Berth, Best, Body, Bones, Bounce, Breath, Breathe, Buzzer. C)
Learn some basketball slang and terms if you want to sound like a b-ball pro. Here’s a list of the most popular basketball terms and their meanings.
Possession: To have the ball. Post: The space on both sides of the free-throw lane. Post Up: To be in a position near, but facing away from, the basket in order to receive a pass. Power Forward: A strong player positioned close to the basket. Power Layup Shot: A closely-guarded layup shot.
Basketball is played on a rectangular court 28 metres long and 15 metres wide (approx. 92 ft by 49 ft) with a basket at a height of 3.05 metres (10 ft) at each end. Most indoor courts have a floor made of wood. Points are scored by throwing the ball through the opponents' basket.
A Basketball Phrase used often with players such as Michael Jordan who were said to have long Dunk hang time. High postThe area around the free throw line. 3-in the key -When a player on offence has 1 or 2 of his feet in KEY (or paint) for 3 seconds or more. J. J -"J" is short for a JUMPER. Jumper -A SHOT taken while the player is in the air.
250+ Basketball Terms You Must Know. -- 1, 2, 3 --. 1-2-1-1 Press - A true full-court press with many possible variations. The goal of the press is to trap the basketball immediately after it has been inbounded into play. This allows the defense a lot of time to recover if the offensive team is able to break the press.
Basketball Glossary and Terms. Airball - A basketball shot that misses everything; net, backboard, and rim. Ally-oop - A pass high above the basketball rim that allows a player to catch and slam dunk or drop in the ball in one motion. Assist - A pass to another basketball player that leads directly to a made basket.
basket. Used interchangeably with goal, hoop, and net. The goal in the game of basketball, consisting of a net suspended from a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (300 cm) above the ground. In regulation contexts it is attached to a backboard.