Statistics for Basketball Slang Terms

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HintAnswer% Correct
When a player gets fouled while in the act of shooting but still scores the basket. He then gets the opportunity to attempt one free throwAnd One
94%
A shot that fails to make it to the hoopAir Ball
91%
To dunk over another player. This word came about because photos for posters are made from these types of playsPosterize
63%
This area in front of the basket is also known as the "key" or the "lane"Paint
42%
A dunk where the player brings the ball to his waist and raises it back up in a circular motionWindmill
40%
Another word for the basketballRock
37%
When a player makes a move that causes the defender to stumble or fallBreak Ankles
36%
A player who has spent a lot of time in the gym perfecting his basketball skillsGym Rat
27%
The foul lineCharity Stripe
25%
To foul a player. Also known as "hammer"Hack
20%
A basket late in the game that seals a victoryDagger
19%
An offensive player bringing up the rear on a fast break who may get into position for a better shooting opportunity on a pass from the leaderTrailer
15%
Often said by the defensive player who appears to have cleanly blocked a shot but instead is called for a foulAll Ball
15%
To shoot or dunk directly in an opponent's faceFacial
12%
Post player who gets the ball passed to him and never passes back out to the perimeter player.Black Hole
9%
When a player performs a play that is reminiscent of Michael JordanJordanesque
8%
A player's shooting motionStroke
8%
When the lane is crowded with multiple defendersTraffic
5%
A versatile mid-sized player who can play more than one positionSwingman
4%
Refers to a player guilty of a three-second violation in the laneCamping Out
4%

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