Originally written on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 11/11/14
a·buse [uh-byooz]

-verb
1: to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way: to abuse a horse; to abuse one’s eyesight.
2: to break a man’s ankles two times during one sequence, as Allen Iverson once did to Antonio Daniels.
Origin: The streets.
-Synonyms
destroy, mistreat, murk

broke [brohk]

-adjective
1: having completely run out of money.
2: Antoine Walker.
Origin: purportedly, ‘Toine blew his millions on mansions, cars, a massive entourage, and a basketball wife.
-Synonyms
destitute, penniless, bankrupt

dap [dap]

-noun
1: a form of handshake and friendly gesture that has recently become popular in western cultures; a sign of respect.
2: what Chris Gatling was forced to do after being emasculated by Shawn Kemp.
Origin: ’92 Playoffs.
-Synonyms
greet, fist bump, pound

lob [lob]

-noun
1: a ball hit in a high arc or bowled in a slow underhand motion.
2: a pass that Andre Miller throws with impeccable accuracy, probably to be dunked by Javale McGee.
Origin: Los Angeles.
-Synonyms
alley-oop

man·na [man-uh]

-noun
1: any sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success.
2: Darko Milicic, according to David Kahn.
Origin: God, by way of Serbia.
-Synonyms
blessing, gift, bonanza

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