Chick Hearn (basketball announcer, coined the phrases “slam dunk” and “airball”) died on Monday, August 5, 2002.
Where does the expression slam dunk come from?
The idiom comes from basketball, where it refers to a dramatic shot in which the ball is thrust into the basket from above the rim. It was transferred to other activities from about 1980 on.
What was Chick Hearn’s saying?
Chick Hearn has so many unique phrases, they’re called “Chickisms.” Here are some of the best-known ones: “You can put this one in the refrigerator. The door’s closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard and the Jell-O is jiggling.” Translation: The game has been decided.
Who has the longest dunk in NBA history?
On the set of Lo Show Dei Record in Milan, Italy, Jordan Ramos broke his own world record for Longest Slam Dunk From a Trampoline when he flew through the air 32 feet 9.7 inches (10 meters) before sneaking the ball through the hoop.
Was dunking banned in the NBA?
While it became a standard move in the NBA by the 1970s, dunking was banned in the NCAA for nine years when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the first superstar to regularly dunk the ball.
Is a 3 point dunk possible?
In order to dunk from the 3 point line you would need 7.24 horizontal and 0.87. the current world record for long jump (0 vertical) is 8.99m. Its not totally impossible, but highly improbable.