Definitions

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  • noun basketball A player who performs pivots (turns on one foot).

Etymologies

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pivot +‎ -man

Examples

  • International city finally goes global in the draft with a 7-foot-2 "pivotman" who prefers the perimeter over the paint.

    USATODAY.com

  • "Michael was like a member of the Beatles; if he was John Lennon, he had George Harrison, Paul McCartney with him," says Lakers radio analyst Mychal Thompson, a backup pivotman on that '91 Lakers squad.

    Fiery baptisms for a pair of 23s

  • Heat pivotman Shaquille O'Neal (center) gets tangled up with Bulls defenders Mike Sweetney (left) and Kirk Hinrich during the first quarter of Game 4 Sunday in Chicago. swapContent ( 'firstMainStoryPhoto', 'applyMainStoryPhoto');

    USATODAY.com - Bulls capitalize on Heat meltdown

  • Much has been made of the infighting between Los Angeles 'dynamic duo this season and with Bryant leaving O'Neal on his own due to a sprained left ankle, the 7-2 pivotman figured to have difficulty offsetting Tim Duncan and David Robinson.

    National Basketball Association - Lakers vs. Spurs

  • The 6-11 pivotman, a crowd favorite in Washington and among his teammates, hit two jumpers before slamming home a rebound to forge a 60-60 tie with

    National Basketball Association - Magic vs. Wizards

  • MacCulloch, the Sixers 'third-string pivotman when everybody is healthy, has been forced into action at center and forward with Matt Geiger and George Lynch out with injuries.

    USATODAY.com - Game 4 moves & countermoves

  • Clearly making a bold move toward capturing its first NBA championship since 1983, Philadelphia received some immediate dividends from the 7-2 pivotman from the Congo.

    National Basketball Association - 76ers vs. Pistons

  • But the 6-11 reserve pivotman responded with a free throw and a basket, pinned what appeared to be a sure layup by Iverson to the boards and sank a 15-footer that drew Toronto within 93-92 with 1: 55 remaining.

    National Basketball Association - Raptors vs. 76ers

  • O'Neal made sure Nelson did not resort to fouling the 7-1 pivotman in the waning moments by driling 11-of-15 free throws.

    National Basketball Association - Lakers vs. Mavericks

  • Playing without All-Star pivotman Shaquille O'Neal, Bryant scored 47 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 102-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have yet to recover from the loss of Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

    National Basketball Association - Lakers vs. Cavaliers

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