from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Basketball) A throw at the basket that completely misses, not even hitting the rim. Compare
swooshand nothing but net.
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- noun basketball A shot which misses the
backboard, rimand netentirely.
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(AP) - LeBron James tossed up a rare airball from the top of the 3-point arc that showed he's human.
Boone, who threw up an airball from the foul line earlier in the game, was 3-of-8 there overall.
On four straight possessions later in the third, Eric Snow missed a layup, Hughes fired up an airball from the corner, Ilgauskas bricked a jumper off the backboard and Devin Brown put up another airball.
The game was tied at 74-74 when Collison threw up an airball from the baseline with 26 seconds to go.
Jefferson picked up the loose ball and tossed up an airball from the other side.
The Pistons could not score on their next four possessions, and Wallace shot an airball from the foul line and then missed another free throw with 2: 10 left to leave Detroit trailing by nine.
Duncan harassed Vin Baker into an airball from the left baseline with 33 seconds to play.
Tennessee ran down the shot clock but came away with an unproductive possession as Terrence Woods launched an airball from the top of the key with 31 seconds left.
McGrady, who scored 25 points, launched an airball from the right wing that fell into the hands of Pat Garrity, who somehow missed a wide-open layup at the buzzer.
But Rush's shot tied it and Recker fired an airball from the corner at the horn.