Word on the Street

Tear Drop (teer-drop) noun. When playing the sport of basketball, a teardrop is when a basketball that is shot from near the basket, drops through the net so cleanly that all you hear is “Swish“. Often delievered after a floather true the air.

Usage example:Tony Parker fakes right, drives left, and floats a tear drop over Chandler and scores.

Word history: Used by announcer Marv Albert to describe the finger roll shot, made famous by San Antonio hall of famer George “The Iceman” Gervin. Later perfected by Spurs pointguard Tony Parker.

Woman tear drop. (the bad version)

Woman tear drop. (the good version)

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Labels: Tony Parker / Tyson Chandler / George Gervin (The Iceman) / San Antonio Spurs / Word on the Street

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