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.
Needing a big bucket, NU forced San Beda's Josh Alcantara into throwing up an air ball of a three.
When play resumed, Leonard threw up an air ball and the Warriors took a 106-103 lead by ripping off three three-pointers (two by Klay Thompson, one by Stephen Curry).
On the back of perhaps their best performance of the season, a 96-87 win over Leicester Riders just a week prior, playcaller Chris Bunten's side got off to a flying start forcing an early air ball from their London opponents.
With no timeouts to call, Jared Dillinger fired an air ball from the three-point area and missed.
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.
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.
"There was a bachelor gentleman from Golcar, best known as 'Miss Nance',' leading the open air ball on the green.
Furthermore, the FAB (Free Air Ball: the ball shape formed by the melted tip of the bonding wire) softness has also been improved to the same level as 4N-Au, providing high bondability that meets high performance requirements without damaging aluminum electrodes.