Originally Posted by bagelred
to this day, i still don't know what that means......seriously.
HAND DOWN, MAN DOWN!!!!
He stole it from a boxing term... Meaning that if you don't put your hands up (hand down) you're gonna get knocked out (man down).
So in basketball it basically means the same. If you don't put your hands up in the shooters face (hand down) then he'll knock the shot down easily (man down).
And to answer your next question, yes, I googled it.