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Old 06-06-2011, 09:25 PM   #23
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Default Re: BREAKING NEWS: Mark Jackson Hired as Warriors Coach

Originally Posted by C-Webb4
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.

Thank you, because I have been trying to figure out what exactly "Hand down, man down" means for a while now. It's never made sense but it's a phrase Jackson used a ton.
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