Word on the Street

One-upmanship (wuhn-uhp-muhn-ship) noun. The art or practice of achieving, demonstrating, or assuming superiority in one’s rivalry with a friend or opponent by obtaining privilege, status, status symbols, etc.

Usage example:The 1992-93 NBA finals featured a great match of one-upmanship: Jordan vs. Barkley.

Word trivia: All tru history, there has been great match-ups, legends against legends, coaches against coaches and even city against city. Classic one-upmanship makes for one …hell of a game. Robinson vs. Ewing, Wilkins vs. Jordan, and offcourse my personal favorite: Bird vs. Magic.

Who said that one-upmanship had to be fierce? Look how happy they are together.


Labels: Michael Jordan / Charles Barkley / Patrick Ewing / David Robinson / Dominique Wilkins / Larry Bird / Magic Johnson / 1993 NBA finals / NBA / Word on the Street

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