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Why is a layup in basketball called a crip 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.
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it is called rebounding
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).
It's when you run up to the hoop and simply lay the ball in to the rim with on hand while jumping off of one foot
Answer 3/28/2011 Technically you are allowed a two-count rhythm associated by how a player receives the ball and the pivot foot is the basis for the counts. Typically the …two-count rhythm is considered to equal 1 and 1 half steps, because on the second step you must either pass or shoot. However in the NBA they are relaxed on the traveling and some refs will allow for an extra step taking into consideration a player on fast break running at full speed. As long as they are consistent no one will complain too much. There is a dumb rumor that three steps are allowed before a layup, but only two steps on any other shot, etc. This is complete false. Also street rules are different than NBA as is NCAA. They are similar, but there a few differences. 2 steps is the most you can take 3 is ileagal and tecnicly its orignally 1 and a half but they let you take 2 Answer I am posotive that u can only take 2 because 3 is an odd number and acient Greeks always beleived in using even numbers because they thought that it was bad luck to use a odd number instead of a even number !i think that is cool don't u !
The Bloods disrespect Crips by calling them a number of names, such as Crabs, Rickets & C-Monsters, just to name a few.
so people don't think you made it by luck
when someone dribbles up to the net, takes 2 steps and then shoots the ball (usally in the top right corner of the backboard). by a random guy.
crips refer bloods as slobs and bloods call crips crabs