In basketball, an air ball is any shot that misses the basket completely and does not hit either the net, rim, or backboard. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m
Particularly embarrassing to the shooter, an air ball by an opposing player during a competitive game will usually prompt fans (primarily in the college game) in attendance to chant “Aiiiir ball! Aiir ball!” repeatedly in a continuous drone to humiliate the shooter. College basketball most often refers to the American Basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Chant (from Old French chanter) is the Rhythmic speaking or Singing of Words or Sounds often primarily on one or two Humiliation (also called stultification) is the abasement of pride mortification At many schools, it is common to restart the chant the next time the shooter touches the ball.
Perhaps the most famous and fortuitous air ball in history was a desperation shot attempted by N.C. State’s Dereck Whittenburg during the 1983 NCAA Championship Game. is a Manga series by Takehiko Inoue. The series debuted on the web and was later published in print format by Shueisha, being serialized in its The NC State Wolfpack men's Basketball team represents North Carolina State University in NCAA Division I men's basketball Dereck Whittenburg is the current head men's Basketball coach at Fordham University. The 1983 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division Whittenburg’s teammate Lorenzo Charles was positioned under the basket and dunked the ball as time expired, providing the winning margin over the heavily-favored University of Houston team. Lorenzo Emile Charles, nicknamed Zo (born November 25 1963, in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American college A slam dunk (or simply a dunk) is a type of Basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball downward through the basket Phi Slama Jama was the Nickname of the University of Houston Cougars men's basketball teams from 1982 to 1984.
The term has spread to ice hockey, where shots that completely miss the net, post, and goalie is called an air puck.