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Old 10-27-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default What is the Basketball Slang in your city?

Every city has their own basketball jargon. Around the Chi area, these terms are common on the local courts:

Travelling is referred to as "steps"

A person who doesn't like to pass the ball is called a "gun", instead of other common names like "chucker" and "Ballhog"

A layup is called a "crip", so when guys are shooting layups before a game, it's called "shooting crips"
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:54 AM   #2
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We use the same common ones, words like "wet" or "Water" for jumpshots that swish or someone who could shoot would be like "my J is wet."

Missing, turning the ball over, and anything generally bad is reffered to as "tricking." Tricking the game off, tricking layups, whatever.

I really can't think of anything indigenous to just my area
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:46 PM   #3
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a Long Range shooter is a "wamper"

Someone who can shoot is "wet"

If u cross somebody, or make someone look foolish, U can say u "dropped them off"


dunking on someone is called "ramming", Like "yo this dude got rammed on"
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:46 PM   #4
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I've lived a few places and heard a lot of different slang.

In NYC, a bounce pass is known as "french fries." As in "yo dawg, that was a great french fries when I was surfing to the movie theatre."

However in NJ, boxing out for rebounds is known as "turd sandwich." As in, "yo dawg, how's anybody supposed to open an elephant suprise when you're turd sandwich the biscuit?"
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:01 PM   #5
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ahah slang is retarded. "You tricked that one!" wtf... why? just why?!

The slang in my area is marklar. Well, basically, lexicon = marklar where I'm at.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
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Back home in Sweden we used to say following whenever someone shot the ball;

"Du är rädd mammaknullare, knullar din mamma i hennes trånga röv!"
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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Wet
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: What is the Basketball Slang in your city?

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Every city has their own basketball jargon. Around the Chi area, these terms are common on the local courts:

Travelling is referred to as "steps"

A person who doesn't like to pass the ball is called a "gun", instead of other common names like "chucker" and "Ballhog"

A layup is called a "crip", so when guys are shooting layups before a game, it's called "shooting crips"

these arent unique to chicago
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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A "Brick" here in Dublin is called a "potato"
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
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around here a nice dime is called a "quiver", a crossover is called a "round-the-way", to dunk is to "rally 'round the jerry" and coaches are "borgnines" umm thats about it really
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:05 PM   #11
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Probably not unique to New York City, but I was playing a bunch of black dudes once and my jumper was particularly wet that game. After hitting a bunch of them in quick succession, one of them went, "He got da ratchet." Again, perhaps not unique to my city, but "the ratchet" was something I'd never heard of before.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #12
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Basketball in my country is called kosárlabda or kosár for short. A player that is wet is being called vajkezű. A nice, clean block is sapi or sapesz, while the board is pattanó and the ref is often referred to as spori.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #13
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these arent unique to chicago

He didn't say they were. The opposite in fact (as far as chucker and ballhog goes).
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #14
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Getting dunked on - you got yammed on. Somone is a good shooter - shooter is wet or jumpshot is wet. Someone crosses you up - he just broke you
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #15
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Not really baskeall game terms but more like names of mini games(horse, around the world). I lived in Cali, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado and the biggest difference is knock out(person befind you makes it, your out). Growing up in So Cal, we called it "lightning". Everywhere else, it was Knockout.
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