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Old 11-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #16
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Default Re: What is the Basketball Slang in your city?

im not from the hood in chicago but i was playing 21/V with a guy that was and everytime i shot the ball he would yell "ghost" signifying being scared to try to throw me off.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #17
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I remember being called "unibomber" when I went to Venice Beach and was raining 3's.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #18
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Pretty sure didn't start in my neck of the woods but I like to use "onions."

Because it's funny.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #19
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In my country

travelling - "without passport"

ballhog - "crocodile", "lacoste"
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #20
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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.


That first sentence has me laughing out loud.



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In my country

travelling - "without passport"

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Without passport lol.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:43 AM   #21
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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?"

Dude....what?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:52 AM   #22
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When your shot is leche its lucky.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:03 AM   #23
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Idk if it's common but I often here someone say "Get up" when they want the ball handler to shoot.

Other than that I can think of nothing really unique compared to what I here others say.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:24 AM   #24
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"boosties" instead of "hops", not sure if that was local and that was 6 yrs ago , in los angeles area

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:27 AM   #25
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Idk if it's common but I often here someone say "Get up" when they want the ball handler to shoot.

Other than that I can think of nothing really unique compared to what I here others say.

Over here in NYC, "get up" is used more as a term of derision towards someone whose man got a rebound on them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #26
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"bunny hopping in the pea patch"
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #27
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"boosties" instead of "hops", not sure if that was local and that was 6 yrs ago , in los angeles area

boosties is OLD...they were saying that when I used to play ball...20 years ago.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:21 AM   #28
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Default Re: What is the Basketball Slang in your city?

Most of the ones I know have been said already, but there's "jimmy". Someone who has a nice looking jumpshot has a "jimmy".

People yell "get big" and "get up" when they're fighting for boards.

If someone gets crossed, he got "cracked".
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:24 AM   #29
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In San Francisco basketball player's moves are just "gay."
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:38 AM   #30
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