Everytime I go to the public playground to play some ball, there's always someone that shouts a pro-baller's name while perfoming a jumpshot, "Kobe!" being infamously one of them. Others are creative with it and use words like "Bang! Bang!" and "JAAAM!". In an attempt to differ from what everone else shouts, I say "Dirk!" because nobody would dare say "Dirk!" in the "hood", I have a mean jumper, and just in plain respect of the Finals MVP. Anyone does the same (shouts a player's name)? If so, what do you shout? Is there a motive behind it?
If someone I'm guarding does that on the playground or the gym, I usually start calling them that player's name after they miss. It's even better when someone says a player's name and you get a piece of their shot. I'm not a big trash talker, but for some reason that bugs me if I'm guarding that player.
I don't talk smack at all. I just communicate with my teammates, don't say a damn word to the other squad. I just give them a smile when I start goin off. Other than that, I just stay focused. Watching game footage, I swear I look possessed. My opponent could be talkin a ton of shit and I probably wouldn't even notice. Audio is damn near tuned out for me while I play, as if I am in a trance.
That's the way you're supposed to be.....
oh yeah, i've hooped in the hood and they do now say "Jimmer Range" in the hood swear to god.
When I'm pulling up in front of a guy from deep I'll say Jimmer! But otherwise I won't say too much. Unless if I go post up and do a Dirk post move. Then I say Dirk.
But like what JoeWolf said, it bugs me when people start getting ahead of themselves on the other team. I played against a kid who was average at best. He made a layup because nobody really cared about the game (it was some like spring AAU warm up kinda thing). So the next time down the court I did a pull up, full elevation shot right over him, looked at him, shrugged and ran down the court. He tried one upping me and I swatted him when he tried shooting from three. As the ball went out of bounds I couldn't help myself but say "I thought nobody could stop you boy?" Kid damn near lost his mind and was just about to run after me and start a fight haha.
I can't speak for everyone else, but I do it not in the sense or trash-talking or poor sportsmanship, but more in a sense of comfort and confidence that my shot is going in.
If I blow by someone for a layup I'll usually grin at a team-mate and say "Excuse me, I'll be back in a minute", because that's the call Mark Jackson made when Rondo did that in the first NBA game I watched in recent times and it's become an inside joke. Oh and in the same vein, if I make a really nice pass I'll say "I'm Rondo, I'm making plays", which is also Mark Jackson from the same game/play.
I'll talk smack if it's a hard fought game and they start first, but I usually keep it moderate.
don't start talking sh*t to me then it's all good. If they do, I'll be playing bball with their head then.
Man this thread reminds me of an old Dave Chappelle show episode where the premise was about the same thing. I can't access youtube at work but go ahead, look it up. You'll love the names they use... LOL.
Hand Down Man Down is a favorite of mine, courtesy of Marc Jackson.
If I hit a big three I might do some finger pistols running back down the court.
niQ. I know EXACTLY what you're talking about.
Those were the funniest.
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE &$#%#&@!
psychological warfare is always good when its on your side. Kill em with tha j, tell em to d-up, blow past em tell em to be quick. When they make a good play tell em great work all these things will get in their head.
Ever since Carmelo got traded to NY, "Melo!!" has been a popular one in my area
Theres this one guy, hes hilarious...he always yells out the most random and irrelevant players. Hes takes a 3-pointer, he yells something retarded like "Varejao!", and he'll drive to the rim with force and yell "Korver!"
Wow. We are piss bored eh?
In all honesty, when i really get going and start locking in defensively, i become an extreme shit talker. I'm kinda like KG in that sense that I try to truely demorralize and opponent. It's messed up I know, but I'm aggressive and extremely competetive. I've actually gotten into a few fights over this during my tenure of bball. Although offensively I start slowly staying fairly quite until I drain a few jumpers, then I start getting a bounce to my ste and start bobbin my head. I get my Kobe swag going. It's funny really, because for the longest time I didn't even realize I do it.
Otherwise, when I'm just messin around shootin jumpers with the friends or doin post moves, I'll just mimic a players shot and yell out whateve player I'm copying.
Lmao... There's a guy like that where I hoop too. Seems to be at least one of those type of dudes in every gym lol.
well my number one move is the running hook.
so almost everytime i shoot i scream KAREEM.
Wow, no one mentioned JIMMER? I know I'm not the only one that says Jimmer when they take a 35 foot shot.
And when I shoot, some people do sometimes say Dirk.
Actually, call me crazy, but when I take a 35 foot bomb i still yell out "JJ" in honor of all of JJ Redick' ridiculously deep bombs at Duke.
you ask anybody i play with they would say im known for yelling kobe everytime i hit a jumper or wall everytime i cross somebody or throw a no look pass.