lay-up lay-up

Definition(s):

  • (n) a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)

Usage(s):

  1. He cut again: Steve Goodrich bounced a perfect pass, Lewullis made a tricky lay-up, and the Tigers toppled the defending champs.
  2. The team's point guard phenom, 17-year old Ricky Rubio, dazzled the crowd with a no-look pass for a Pau Gasol lay-up, and a behind-the-back shake of Jason Kidd.
  3. Somehow, in mid-air he shuffled the ball to his left hand and scooped in a flying lay-up.

News

  1. NBA roundup: LeBron's lay-up a winner

    LeBron James made a lay-up as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers, 103-102, in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Stay in game for successful job search

    Suppose you are 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weigh about'0 pounds, and you are dribbling the basketball down the court full speed, going for a lay-up, when all of a sudden you see LeBron James of The Miami Heat coming up in front of you.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Detroit News

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