Word on the Street

Posterize (po’-stur-iz) verb. posterized, posterizing, posterizes. To embarrass someone during a basketball game by means of a spectacular move or well-executed play. Usually refers to when one player dunks the ball over the top or in front of another player, making the play so picturesque that it may appear on a poster.

Usage example:Rasheed Wallace likes to posterize Greg Ostertag.

Welcome to the poster, Greg.

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Usage note: Some players, such as Greg Ostertag, may have their own versions of this feat. When someone is posterized by Ostertag, they are “Osterized.” This typically is even more embarrassing than a typical posterization.

Nobody wants to be Osterized. Nobody.

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Labels: Rasheed Wallace / Greg Ostertag / Word on the Street

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