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Why do you have to call a bank shot in basketball?
so people don't think you made it by luck
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That is just the name for it. There really isn't a specific reason- that was just one of the slang names given. I have looked all over the Internet for the answer to this… question and the only reference to a Bunny in basketball I can find is from the film 'Space Jam' where Michael Jordan is joined by the Looney Tunes to repel a Martian attack by beating them at basketball. According to recordholders.com, Harold "Bunny" Levitt of the Harlem Globetrotters made 499 free throws on 1935 April 6, a record that stood till 1975; his obituary in "The New York Times" of 2006 May 5 discussed his basketball career, and said that he was 96 when he died.
Any shot made from anywhere on the court is called a "field goal". This is why you often hear sports announcers say, "he is one for three from the field."
A 'bank shot' is a shot that hits the backboard before going through the ring for a score or not going in to create a rebound situation.
it is called rebounding
As far as I know, that's called a "Bank shot"
for some its just a regular shot ( about 4 people in the nba shoot like that), for others that joke, they call it a prayer
Freddie Brown graduated from downtown Milwaukee's Lincoln High School in 1967, where other high schools gave him his nickname "Downtown Freddie" Brown, and he was often am…ongst the top free-point shooters in the league. Downtown Freddie Brown was captain of the SuperSonics' 78-79 NBA championship team. When the three point shot was adopted into the NBA in the 79-80 season, he led the league in 3 point shots, and during this time, it became a saying, referring to "downtown" as a far shot (3 point shot).
I'm from Chicago, and have heard this term for over 25 years. We called it a crip' when I was young because 'anybody' should be able to make one; even a crippled person. Hence… the term crip', and in no way a shot at those persons who are handicapped.
Its called an air ball because it soars in the air as it misses the net.
Out of bounds, same if it hits the very top or back of the backboard!