air ball


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air ball

n. Basketball
A shot that misses the backboard, rim, and net.
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Hewet stepped off the road on to one of these, in order to avoid the hardness and heat of the main road, the dust of which was always being raised in small clouds by carts and ramshackle flies which carried parties of festive peasants, or turkeys swelling unevenly like a bundle of air balls beneath a net, or the brass bedstead and black wooden boxes of some newly wedded pair.
They chant air ball at a kid who shoots and misses the rim — not just for the errant shot, but every subsequent time he touches the ball.
Watson fired an air ball from just inside the top of the key (he says it was supposed to be an alley-oop and no one heard his instructions to cut to the hoop).
Reavis was at the right place at the right time for the game-sealing basket after picking up Paul Lee's air ball and laying it in for a 95-91 lead with only 12.
Diehl let loose a couple seconds early, but Rygg gathered the air ball and beat the buzzer, giving Sheldon a 54-49 lead.
According to the company, the Holzma dustEX technology uses single-direction air ball valves to blow air horizontally instead of vertically.
Smith still had some questionable shots which hounded his entire career including an air ball three in the third quarter.
12m2 air ball king in so far as possible non-combustible materials.
After an air ball and a couple of blunders, players started feeding him the ball.
On the 21st minute, LuisA[pounds sterling]o, Benfica's Brazilian defender, caught a beautiful air ball and kicked it clean into Hapoel's net.