Word on the Street

Truthbox (trooth-bahks) noun. A television or any other video transmission medium that can be used to review a basketball game and thereby analyze what the team did wrong.

Usage example:The truthbox doesn’t lie. I’m talking about the television. When we watch tape, that truthbox does not lie. And you can see the mistakes, the lack of rotation, the lack of help, the things of that nature. … It just wasn’t there.

Word history: The term was coined by Miami Heat backup center Alonzo Mourning after Game 1 of the 2006 NBA Finals. And he’s right: the truthbox doesn’t lie. The Heat are a poorly constructed team that had problems defeating the Dallas Mavericks.

“I really don’t know what to say. Ya’ll better go ask the truthbox.”

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Labels: Alonzo Mourning / Miami Heat / Dallas Mavericks / 2006 NBA Finals / NBA / Word on the Street

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