View Full Version : Basketball cliches/euphamisms
06-03-2003, 03:47 PM
well/soft spoken=african american who talks like a white guy.
06-03-2003, 03:54 PM
jump/3pt. shooter = white
slasher = black
06-03-2003, 04:20 PM
Defense wins championships
06-03-2003, 04:52 PM
06-03-2003, 05:13 PM
Both Teams played hard = one team got screwed
06-03-2003, 05:14 PM
It was a good game = The refs screwed us.
06-03-2003, 05:24 PM
That's a difficult call - the refs really screwed that one up.
06-03-2003, 05:31 PM
F 'em - F'em to high holy HELL!!!!
the human highlight reel vince carter?
06-03-2003, 07:09 PM
Offense wins games
06-03-2003, 07:18 PM
Everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time....
06-03-2003, 08:28 PM
Good off-the-ball defender = poor one-on-one defender.
Physical player = fouls a lot but they don't always call it.
06-03-2003, 08:43 PM
MVP = don't even think in touching him
06-03-2003, 09:23 PM
They just wanted it more than we did.
I couldn't find a rhythm.
I was able to find a rhythm early.
I just let the game come to me.
I knew early on that I couldn't just let the game come to me.
06-03-2003, 10:39 PM
Somebody else took the game away from us. (nick on refs)
06-03-2003, 10:43 PM
The one that drives me nuts.....we were in the zone.
weakside defense and helpside defense.
06-03-2003, 11:11 PM
Well we were getting some good open looks and were able to knock them down.
06-03-2003, 11:11 PM
pure shooter = no defense or post game
06-03-2003, 11:18 PM
Strictly from our wonderful Dallas announcers:
ChaChing another Mavericks money ball.
He feels like he can get whatever he wants right now.
That's what happens when you let a young team get confident.
He can do that.
They've have ____ between the defensive crosshairs.
06-03-2003, 11:28 PM
They just shot the lights out tonight.
06-04-2003, 12:05 AM
06-04-2003, 11:18 AM
defensive specialist = couldn't hit a basket to save his life.
06-04-2003, 09:08 PM
we missed our best player but we are not going to make any excuses.
06-04-2003, 10:25 PM
live by the jumper. die by the jumper.
they cant buy a basket.
did someone open the window?
06-04-2003, 10:38 PM
Where's the D?
06-04-2003, 10:57 PM
That was a horrific shot(Bill Walton)
Shaq's the best player in the league= not the most skilled
06-04-2003, 11:25 PM
I like the Pace of the game.
Jazz has managed to make the kings play their style of game.
06-05-2003, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by: jayC
Throw it down big man!
as used by Walton:
"Throw it down big man!" (of Shawn Bradley) = "You sorry excuse for a great white center! You're 7'6"!!! Why are you trying to lay it in over a shot blocker!!"
"Throw it down big man!" (of Tim Duncan, Shaq, Gasol, KG, Kirilenko, etc.) = "I wish I was you."
"The great Blazers and Celtics teams of the past" = "Please remember me."
" [Player x] is right up there with the greats. Shades of Wilt, shades of Magic . . . The pure poetry in motion . . ." = "I better perform some schtick so people will remember that I'm a personality."
"The Mavs are one of the greatest shows on Earth" = "I probably look like an idiot for saying they have no chance in hell"
07-02-2003, 02:13 PM
shot maker (the "guy makes shots") or "scorer as opposed to a shooter"-Guy that has a very low shooting percentage, but once or twice in his career managed to put up good numbers in the 4th quarter. See Jason kidd.
Tony tha Mavs fan
07-02-2003, 04:16 PM
Star Treatment = Refs not wanting to foul out the best player on the floor
07-02-2003, 06:38 PM
I didn't have my legs
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